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“I do believe, induced by potent circumstances that thou art mine enemy.” – William Shakespeare, Henry VIII
I love this quote, it is only something a Brit would say whilst smoking a pipe and sporting a raised eyebrow.
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Pascal and La Rochefoucauld have condemned to a large extent the concept of self-love in the 17th century, but the following still remains one of Shakespeare’s favourite quotes for me: “Self-love, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” (Henry V) It always reminds me of the importance of cherishing and nourishing ourselves first, filling our cups before filling others. The less we commit the sin of self-neglecting, the happier we become, hence the more we can serve our families and societies and create better relationships with those around us, both in our personal and private life.
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“How beauteous mankind is. O brave new world
That has such people in it.”
This quotation comes from The Tempest, which I particularly like. It is spoken by Miranda, and is ironic within its context. However, at face value, it is a beautiful sentiment: recognising that everyone has beauty, in some way or another, be it physical or in terms of personality. We can all work together to create a Brave New World, and it would be wonderful if we did.
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“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
This quote from Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well is one of my favourites, for if you follow this advice, you should live a happy life.
“And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones and good in everything.” William Shakespeare, (As You Like It)
These words are a timeless reminder of how the natural environment can provide me with perspective and solace. A walk under trees, beholding the beauty and wonder of a flower, the sound of flowing water all inspire me. I chose this quote because it encourages one to take time out to recharge and reconnect with nature and enjoy the restorative peace it offers. I feel blessed to have the magical Alameda Gardens a few steps away from my home where I can find the ‘good in everything’.