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Famous Quotations from Timon of Athens

But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on,
Leaving no tract behind. (1.1)

Here's that which is too weak to be a sinner, --honest water, which ne'er left man i' the mire. (1.2)

Immortal gods, I crave no pelf;
I pray for no man but myself;
Grant I may never prove so fond,
To trust man on his oath or bond. (1.2)

Men shut their doors against a setting sun. (1.2)

Every room
Hath blazed with lights and bray'd with minstrelsy. (2.2)
[minstrelsy: a troupe of minstrels]

'T is lack of kindly warmth. (2.2)

Every man has his fault, and honesty is his. (3.1)

Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy. (3.5)

We have seen better days. (4.2)

Are not within the leaf of pity writ. (4.3)

I 'll example you with thievery:
The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction
Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief,
And her pale fire she snatches from the sun;
The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves
The moon into salt tears; the earth's a thief,
That feeds and breeds by a composture stolen
From general excrement: each thing's a thief. (4.3)

Life's uncertain voyage. (5.1)


Quotations compiled by John Bartlett (Familiar Quotations (1882)