George Chapman


English Poet, Translator, Playwright

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None ever loved but at first sight they loved.

Unless above himself he can erect himself, how poor a thing is man!

O, innocence, the sacred amulet against all the poisons of infirmity, and all misfortunes, injury, and death.

We have watered our horses in Helicon.

Obscuritie in affection of words and indigested concets, is pedanticall and childish.

We just ask people for money.

One passion doth expel another still.

Who to himself is law no law doth need, offends no law, and is a king indeed.

Only a few industrious Scots perhaps, who indeed are dispersed over the face of the whole earth. But as for them, there are no greater friends to Englishmen and England, when they are out on 't, in the world, than they are. And for my own part, I would a hundred thousand of them were there [Virginia]; for we are all one countrymen now, ye know, and we should find ten times more comfort of them there than we do here.

Words writ in waters.

Our lives, by acts exemplary, not only win ourselves good names, but do to others give matter for virtuous deeds, by which we live.

Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.

Poetry, unlike oratory, should not aim at clarity ... but be dense with meaning, 'something to be chewed and digested'.

Your noblest natures are most credulous.

Pure innovation is more gross than error.

Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. Light gains make heavy purses. 'Tis good to be merry and wise.

Second-half growth is not expected to be as difficult to obtain.

Let no man value at a little price a virtuous woman's counsel; her wing'd spirit is feather'd oftentimes with heavenly words.

So our lives In acts exemplary, not only win Ourselves good names, but doth to others give Matter for virtuous deeds, by which we live.

Let pride go afore, shame will follow after.

'T is immortality to die aspiring, as if a man were taken quick to heaven.

Make ducks and drakes with shillings.

The wagering business is not expected to produce significant growth in the current half. However it has been able to cope with all the factors that would normally limit its capacity to lift sales above the record growth of at least 7 percent delivered in each of the first halves of the 05, 04 and 03 financial years,

Man is a name of honor for a king; additions take away from each chief thing.

Therefore, in fumes of sighes and fires of griefe, to fearefull chances thou sendst bold reliefe, happie, thrise happie, Type, and nurse of death, who breathlesse, feedes on nothing but our breath, in whom must vertue and her issue liue, Or dye for euer.

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English Poet, Translator, Playwright