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George Chapman Quotes


An English dramatist, translator and poet.
(1559 - 1634)

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"Man" is a name of honor for a king; additions take away from each chief thing.
 

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
 

An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.
 

And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.
 

Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.
 

Blood, though it sleep a time, yet never dies.
[Murder]
 

Envy is like a fly that passes all a body's sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores.
[Envy]
 

Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.
 

Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs.
[Friendship]
 

For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still.
 

He that shuns trifles must shun the world.
 

I am ashamed the law is such an ass.
 

Ignorance is the mother of admiration.
 

Let no man value at a little price a virtuous woman's counsel.
[Advice]
 

Love is nature's second son.
[Love]
 

News are as welcome as the morning air.
[News]
 

O, innocence, the sacred amulet against all the poisons of infirmity, and all misfortunes, injury, and death.
[Innocence]
 

Our lives, by acts exemplary, not only win ourselves good names, but do to others give matter for virtuous deeds, by which we live.
[Example]
 

Promise is most given when the least is said.
 

Pure innovation is more gross than error.
 


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