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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:1142
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION:Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee;
Corruption wins not more than honesty.
Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace,
To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not:
Let all the ends thou aim’st at be thy country’s,
Thy God’s, and truth’s; then if thou fall’st, O Cromwell,
Thou fall’st a blessed martyr!
ATTRIBUTION:King Henry VIII. Act iii. Sc. 2.  [text]
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection.
 

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