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  • I do not know the man I should avoid So soon as that spare Cassius. He reads much, He is a great observer, and he looks Quite through the deeds of men. He loves no plays As thou dost, Anthony; he heard no music; Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort As if he mocked himself and scorned his spirit That could be moved to smile at anything. Such men as he be never at heart's ease Whiles they behold a greater than themselves, And therefore are they very dangerous.
    (William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar")

  • The robb'd that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.
    (William Shakespeare, "Othello")

  • The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!
    (William Shakespeare, "Othello")

  • So holy and so perfect is my love,
    And I in such a poverty of grace,
    That I shall think it a most plenteous crop
    To glean the broken ears after the man
    That the main harvest reaps; loose now and then
    A scatt'red smile, and that I'll live upon.
    (William Shakespeare, "Othello")


  • Smile you my speeches, as I were a fool?
    (William Shakespeare, "Othello")

  • Fortune, good night; smile once more, turn thy wheel.
    (William Shakespeare, "Othello")

  • Because I cannot flatter and look fair,
    Smile in men's faces, smooth, deceive, and cog,
    Duck with French nods and apish courtesy,
    I must be held a rancorous enemy.
    (William Shakespeare, "Othello")

  • Feed on her damask cheek she pined in thought, And with a green and yellow melancholy She sat like patience on a monument, Smiling at grief
    (William Shakespeare)

  • One may smile, and smile, and be a villain. Hamlet
    (William Shakespeare)

  • She weeps, and says her Henry is depos'd:
    He smiles, and says his Edward is install'd;
    That she, poor wretch, for grief can speak no more;
    Whiles Warwick tells his title, smooths the wrong,
    Inferreth arguments of mighty strength,
    And in conclusion wins the King from her
    With promise of his sister, and what else,
    To strengthen and support King Edward's place.
    (William Shakespeare, "Othello")

  • I speak of peace, while covert enmity; Under the smile of safety wounds the world.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • For forth he goes and visits all his host;
    Bids them good morrow with a modest smile,
    And calls them brothers, friends, and countrymen.
    (William Shakespeare, "Othello")

  • He loves no plays,
    As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music;
    Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort
    As if he mock'd himself and scorn'd his spirit
    That could be moved to smile at anything.
    (William Shakespeare, "Othello")

  • He was to imagine me his
    love, his mistress; and I set him every day to woo me; at which
    time would I, being but a moonish youth, grieve, be effeminate,
    changeable, longing and liking, proud, fantastical, apish,
    shallow, inconstant, full of tears, full of smiles; for every
    passion something and for no passion truly anything, as boys and
    women are for the most part cattle of this colour; would now like
    him, now loathe him; then entertain him, then forswear him; now
    weep for him, then spit at him; that I drave my suitor from his
    mad humour of love to a living humour of madness; which was, to
    forswear the full stream of the world and to live in a nook
    merely monastic.
    (William Shakespeare, "Othello")


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