Paris on my mind


On this day of international mourning, when our shock turns to grief and rage, I thought it appropriate to share some words of wisdom by Shakespeare. These chosen quotes are to remind us that evil will not win if our resolve remains strong.

My thoughts are with you Paris; all of humanity grieves with you but together we will remain strong.


If we stand still

In fear our motion will be mocked

Or carped at,

We should take root where we

Sit or stand

State-statues only

Henry VIII


The worst is not

So long as we say,

“This is the worst”.

King Lear


Wisdom and goodness to the vile

seem vile.

King Lear


No stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass,

Nor airless dungeon, strong links of iron,

Can be retentive to the strength of spirit .

Julius Caesar


Men can counsel and speak comfort to that grief

Which, they themselves not feel;

But tasting it,

Their counsel turns to passion.

Much Ado about Nothing


The power I have on you is to spare you

The malice towards you, to forgive you.

Live, and deal with others better.



How far that little candle throws his beams!

So shines a good dead in a naughty world.

The Merchant of Venice

Author: sarij

I'm a writer, lifelong bibliophile ,and researcher. I hold a Bachelors in Humanities & History and a Master's in Humanities. When I'm not reading or talking about Shakespeare or history, you can usually find me in the garden discussing science or politics with my cat.

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