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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:705
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION:Had I but serv’d my God with half the zeal
I serv’d my king, He would not in mine age
Have left me naked to mine enemies.
ATTRIBUTION:WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Henry VIII, act III, scene ii, lines 455–57. Cardinal Wolsey is speaking to his servant, Cromwell.

  During the Watergate hearings, on June 12, 1973, Senator Sam Ervin quoted these words to Herbert Porter.
SUBJECTS:God
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection
 
 
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