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Portia Quotes

Six of the best book quotes from Portia
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“The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps o’er a cold decree.”
William Shakespeare
author
The Merchant of Venice
book
Portia
character
passion
self-control
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“The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.”
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“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
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“One half of me is yours, the other half yours, Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, And so all yours.”
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“If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.”
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“It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.”

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