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Self Reliance

Little Helen, farewell

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Little Helen, farewell. If I can remember
thee, I will think of thee at court.
Monsieur Parolles, you were born under a
charitable star.
Under Mars, I.Hyperbaton & Ellipsis
I especially think under Mars.

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,
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Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world

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Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus, and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs, and peep about
To find ourselves dishonorable graves.Adynaton & Simile

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

Men at some time are masters of their fates;
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There is a tide in the affairs of men

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There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.
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Act 4
Scene 3
Line 249

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