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Some lines from Othello that I cannot stop repeatedly reading

Some lines from Othello that I cannot stop repeatedly reading

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Duke: To mourn a mischief that is past and gone
Is the next way to draw a new mischief upon
What cannot be preserved when fortune takes,
Patience her injury a mockery makes.
The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief;
He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.

My favorite lines: Iago to suicidal Roderigo:
Virtue?A fig! 'tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus.Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners;so that we plant nettles or we sow lettuce,set hyssop or weed up thyme,supply it with one gender of herbs or distract it with many,either to have it sterile with idleness or manured with industry-why,the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills.If the balance of our lives had not one scale of reason to poise another of sensuality,the blood and baseness our natures would conduct us to the most preposterous conclusions.But we have reason to cool our raging motions,our carnal stings,our unbitted lusts;wherof I take this that you call love to be a sect or a scion.
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