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And what hath mass, or matter, by itself
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. Act I, Scene 3.
THE FALL OF AMBITION.
The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low. - Is. ii. 17.
Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.-PROV. xvi. 18.
The king spake and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty. While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken, the kingdom is departed from thee, and they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field.
Dan. iv. 30-32.
A man's pride shall bring him low.-Prov. xxix. 23.
Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased.
Matt. xxiii. 12.
1 Prov, viii. 13; vi, 16, 17.
2 1 Cor. i. 31. Jer, ix. 24,
Vaulting ambition, which o'er-leaps itself,
Fling away ambition,
KING HENRY VIII. Act III. Scene 2.
Glory is like a circle in the water,
KING HENRY VI. (1st part). Act 1. Scene 2.
This is the state of man; To-day he puts forth
KING HENRY VIII. Act 111. Scene 2.
Ill-weaved ambition, how much art thou shrunk;
of the vilest earth Is room enough.
KING HENRY IV. (1st part). Act v. Scene 4. 1 The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.--HAMLET. Act I, Scene 2.
THE INFLUENCE OF ASSOCIATES.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise ? ; but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.-Prov. xiii. 20.
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.2—Prov. iv. 14.
Let thy talk be with the wise, and let just men eat and drink with thee.--Ecclus. ix. 15, 16.
He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith ; and he that hath fellowship with a proud man shall be like unto him.-Ecclus. xüi. 1.
It is certain that either wise bearing or ignorant carriage, is caught as men take diseases one of another; therefore let men take heed of their company.
KING HENRY IV. (2d part). Act v. Scene 1.
Thou art noble; yet, I see,
JULIUS CÆSAR. Act 1. Scene 2.
Keep where there is wit stirring, and leave the faction of fools.—TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. Act II. Scene 1.
Converse with him that is wise.
Act 1. Scene 4.
There is a thing, Harry, which thou hast often heard of, and is known to many in our land by the name of pitch; this pitch, as ancient writers do report, doth defile ! so doth the company thou keepest.
KING HENRY IV. (1st part). Act II. Scene 4.
My nature is subdued
OVER CAREFULNESS OF THE BODY
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat ? or, What shall we drink ? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?! But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. —Matt. VI. 31, 33.
Poor Soul, the centre of my sinful earth.
Ps. xxxiv. 9, 10; xxxvii. 25.
2 Rom, xiv. 17.
Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth,
I will begin
CYMBELINE. Act v. Scene 1.
RASH JUDGING REPROVED.
Judge not, that ye be not judged. Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Matt. vii. 1, 3, 5.
Who art thou that judgest another man's servant ?
1 Rom. ii. 1. 1 Cor. iv. 3, 5. Jas. ii. 13; iv. 11, 12.