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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.

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

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.

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.

Love is nature's second son.

News are as welcome as the morning air.

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

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

Promise is most given when the least is said.

Pure innovation is more gross than error.

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