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George Chapman
1559 - May 12, 1634
Nationality: English
Category: Poet
Subcategory: English Poet

And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.


They're only truly great who are truly good.


Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.


Pure innovation is more gross than error.


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

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Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.


For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still.


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


Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height.


I am ashamed the law is such an ass.


An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.


Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs.


Promise is most given when the least is said.


We inherit nothing truly, but what our actions make us worthy of.


He that shuns trifles must shun the world.


Ignorance is the mother of admiration.


Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.


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