Once more, a quotation from Shakespeare
Shakespeare is one of my favourite sources for meaningful quotations.
So here's my second quote from the bard in these Quotable Thursdays:
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.
-- William Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice)
Of Shakespeare's plays, the Merchant of Venice is one of the best for quotable quotes. See a couple more quotations from this wonderful play at Pamposh Dhar and Wandering Pam.
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Another Shakespeare quote on this blog
A Shakespeare quote on Som's blog
Quotations - A Selection
Quotable Thursday #6 - A poem by Blake
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