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Why should a man be proud?

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Ajax
Why should a man be proud? How doth pride
grow? I know not what pride is.
Agamemnon
Your mind is the clearer, Ajax,  and your
virtues the fairer. 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.
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Source:
Act 2
Scene 3
Line 159

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I am not warm yet. Let us fight again.

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Ajax
I am not warm yet. Let us fight again.
Diomedes
As Hector pleases.
Hector
Why, then, will I no more.—
Thou art, great lord, my father’s sister’s son,
A cousin-german to great Priam’s seed.
The obligation of our blood forbids
A gory emulation ‘twixt us twain.
Were thy commixtion Greek and Trojan so
That thou couldst say “This hand is Grecian all,
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Act 4
Scene 5
Line 133

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