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Ever note, Lucilius, When love begins to sicken and decay It useth an enforced ceremony. There are no tricks in plain and simple faith; But hollow men, like horses hot at hand, Make gallant show and promise of their mettle; But when they should endure the bloody spur, They fall their crests, and like deceitful jades Sink in the trial.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Brutus at IV, ii)

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And what art thou, thou idol Ceremony? What kind of god art thou, that suffer'st more Of mortal griefs than do thy worshippers?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Fifth (King Henry at IV, i)

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O Ceremony, show me but thy worth? What is thy soul of adoration? Art thou aught else but place, degree, and form, Creating awe and fear in other men?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Fifth (King Henry at IV, i)

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What infinite heart's-ease Must kings neglect that private men enjoy! And what have kings that privates have not too, Save ceremony, save general ceremony?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Fifth (King Henry at IV, i)

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Nay, my lords, ceremony was but devised at first To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes, Recanting goodness, sorry ere 'tis shown; But where there is true friendship, there needs none.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Timon at I, ii)

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To feed were best at home; From thence, the sauce is meat to ceremony: Meeting were bare without it.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth at III, iv)

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