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Troilus and Cressida

By William Shakespeare

QUOTATION: The heavens themselves, the planets, and this centre
Observe degree, priority, and place.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Ulysses, in Troilus and Cressida, act 1, sc. 3, l. 85-6.

QUOTATION: I see my reputation is at stake,
My fame is shrewdly gored.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Achilles, in Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 3, l. 227.

QUOTATION: The plague of Greece upon thee, thou mongrel beef-witted lord!
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Thersites, in Troilus and Cressida, act 2, sc. 1, l. 12-13.

QUOTATION: I stalk about her door
Like a strange soul upon the Stygian banks
Staying for waftage.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Troilus, in Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 2.

QUOTATION: The worthiness of praise distains his worth
If that the praised himself bring the praise forth.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Aeneas, in Troilus and Cressida, act 1, sc. 3, l. 241-2.

QUOTATION: The end crowns all;
And that old common arbitrator, Time,
Will one day end it.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hector, in Troilus and Cressida, act 4, sc. 5, l. 224-6.

QUOTATION: Thus to persist
In doing wrong extenuates not wrong,
But makes it much more heavy.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hector, in Troilus and Cressida, act 2, sc. 2, l. 186-8.

QUOTATION: A woman impudent and mannish grown
Is not more loathed than an effeminate man
In time of action.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Patroclus, in Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 3, l. 216-9.

QUOTATION: Is she worth keeping? Why, she is a pearl
Whose price hath launched above a thousand ships.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Troilus, in Troilus and Cressida, act 2, sc. 2, l. 81-2.

QUOTATION: But though I loved you well, I wooed you not;
And yet, good faith, I wished myself a man,
Or that we women had men’s privilege
Of speaking first.
ATTRIBUTION: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Cressida, in Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 2, l. 126-9.

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