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20 Famous Quotes by Philip Massinger
- 3/17/1640
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We, that would be known The father of our people, in our study, And vigilance for their safety, must not change Their ploughshares into swords, and force them from The secure shade of their own vines, to be Scorched with the flames of war.

Patriotism Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: The Maid of Honour (act I, 1)

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He That kills himself to avoid misery, fears it, And, at the best, shows but a bastard valour. This life's a fort committed to my trust, Which I must not yield up, till it be forced: Nor will I. He's not valiant that dares die, But he that boldly bears calamity.

Suicide Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: Maid of Honour (act IV, sc. 3)

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What can innocence hope for, When such as sit her judges are corrupted!

Innocence Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: Maid of Honor (act V, sc. 2)

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True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.

Dignity Quotes, by Philip Massinger

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Get me some French tailor To new-create you.

Tailors Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: Renegade (act III, sc. 1)

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I have play'd the fool, the gross fool, to believe The bosom of a friend will hold a secret Mine own could not contain.

Secrecy Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: Unnatural Combat (act V, sc. 2)

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If you like not hanging, drown yourself; Take some course for your reputation.

Suicide Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: New Way to pay Old Debts (act II, sc. 1)

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How sweetly sounds the voice of a good woman! It is so seldom heard that, when it speaks, It ravishes all senses.

Voice Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: The Old Law (act IV, sc. 2, l. 34)

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You may boldly say, you did not plough Or trust the barren and ungrateful sands With the fruitful grain of your religious counsels.

Failure Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: The Renegado

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What a fine man Hath your tailor made you!

Tailors Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: City Madam (act I, sc. 2)

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As if thou e'er wert angry But with thy tailor! and yet that poor shred Can bring more to the making up of a man, Than can be hoped from thee; thou art his creature; And did he not, each morning, new create thee, Thou'dst stink and be forgotten.

Tailors Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: Fatal Dowry (act III, sc. 1)

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Yes, if they would thank their maker, And seek no further, but they have new creators, God tailor and god mercer.

Tailors Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: A Very Woman (act III, sc. 1, l. 161)

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Out, you impostors! Quack salving, cheating mountebanks! your skill Is to make sound men sick, and sick men kill.

Quackery Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: Virgin-Martyr (act IV, sc. 1)

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Ill news, madam, Are swallow-winged, but what's good Walks on crutches.

News Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: Picture (act II, 1)

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For evil news rides post, while good news baits.

News Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: Picture (act II, 1)

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Nor custom, nor example, nor cast numbers Of such as do offend, make less the sin.

Sin Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: The Picture (act IV, sc. 2)

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This many-headed monster.

Acting Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: Roman Actor (act III, sc. 4)

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This is the Jew that Shakespeare drew.

Acting Quotes, by Philip Massinger , Source: Roman Actor (act III, sc. 4)

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True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Philip Massinger

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He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself.

All about the self Quotes, by Philip Massinger

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