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John Bartlett, comp. (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
 
William Shakespeare. (1564-1616)
 
All 's Well that Ends Well.
 
 
1
    ’T were all one
That I should love a bright particular star,
And think to wed it.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act i. Sc. 1.
2
    The hind that would be mated by the lion
Must die for love.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act i. Sc. 1.
3
    Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,
Which we ascribe to Heaven.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act i. Sc. 1.
4
    Service is no heritage.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act i. Sc. 3.
5
    He must needs go that the devil drives. 1
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act i. Sc. 3.
6
    My friends were poor but honest.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act i. Sc. 3.
7
    Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
Where most it promises.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act ii. Sc. 1.
8
    I will show myself highly fed and lowly taught.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act ii. Sc. 2.
9
    From lowest place when virtuous things proceed,
The place is dignified by the doer’s deed.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act ii. Sc. 3.
10
    They say miracles are past.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act ii. Sc. 3.
  
  
  
11
    All the learned and authentic fellows.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act ii. Sc. 3.
12
    A young man married is a man that ’s marr’d.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act ii. Sc. 3.
13
    Make the coming hour o’erflow with joy,
And pleasure drown the brim.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act ii. Sc. 4.
14
    No legacy is so rich as honesty.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act iii. Sc. 5.
15
    The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act iv. Sc. 3.
16
    Whose words all ears took captive.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act v. Sc. 3.
17
    Praising what is lost
Makes the remembrance dear.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act v. Sc. 3.
18
    The inaudible and noiseless foot of Time. 2
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act v. Sc. 3.
19
    All impediments in fancy’s course
Are motives of more fancy.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act v. Sc. 3.
20
    The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet.
          All ’s Well that Ends Well. Act v. Sc. 3.
 
Note 1.
See Heywood, Quotation 114. [back]
Note 2.
How noiseless falls the foot of time!—W. R. Spencer: Lines to Lady A. Hamilton. [back]
 

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