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If a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work. —GAL. vi. 3, 4.
O that you would turn your eyes towards the napes of your necks, and make but an interior survey
your good selves. *—CORIOLANUS. Act 11. Scene 1.
Go to your
bosom : Knock there.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
Act II. Scene 2.
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
PROV. xxvii. 2.
For men to search their own glory is not glory.?
PROV. xxv. 27.
Lam. iii. 40; Ps. lxxvii. 6. 2 Gen. xi. 4; Dan. iv. 30; Phil. ii. 3 ; John v. 44; James v. 16.
* “With allusion,” says Johnson, to the fable which tells us that every man has a bag hanging before him, in which he puts his neighbours' faults; and another behind him, in which he stows his own."
The worthiness of praise distains his worth,
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. Act 1. Scene 3.
He that is proud eats up himself. Pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise.—TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. Act II, Scene 3.
We wound our modesty, and make foul the clearings of our deservings, when of ourselves we publish them.
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. Act l, Scene 3.
It is the witness still of excellency,
Much ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Act 11. Scene 3.
SIMPLICITY OF A CHARITABLE SPIRIT.
(Charity) thinketh no evil.-1 Cor. xiii. 5.
Whose nature is so far from doing harms,
KING LEAR. Act 1. Scene 2. XCI.
RESISTANCE OF SIN.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
JAMES iv. 7.
That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat
HAMLET. Act 111. Scene 4.
Behold the fowls of the air : for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them._Matt. vi. 26.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing ? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.-MATT. X. 29.
Who provideth for the raven his food."
JOB xxxviii. 41.
There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.-HAMLET. Act v. Scene 2.
He that doth the ravens feed,
As You LIKE IT. Act II. Scene 3.
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. —Ps. lv. 21.
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.-Ps. xxviii. 3.
1 Ps. cxlvii. 8, 9; civ. 27.
2 Matt. xxvi. 49; Prov. xii. 18.
They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.-Ps. lxii. 4.
Some that smile have in their hearts, I fear,
JULIUS CÆSAR. Act iv. Scene 1.
Ah, that deceit should steal such gentle shapes,
KING RICHARD III. Act II. Scene 2.
My tables-meet it is, I set it down,
HAMLET. Act. I. Scene 5.
Thou art like the harpy, Which, to betray, doth wear an angel's face, Seize with an eagle's talons.
PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE. Act Iv. Scene 4.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
MERCHANT OF VENICE.
Act 1. Scene 3.
* As in Matt. iv. 6.