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Sorry I missed the show live...always enjoy Maureen's intelligent and bright demeanor...and likewise with Barbarella's columns in The READER ....thought you might enjoy these 14 Resolutions....and if you like them please check out www.sandiegoshakespearesociey.org Thanks, Alex
14 New Year’s Resolutions, Courtesy William ShakespeareJanuary 1st, 2010 ·It’s that time of the year again when we promise to do all those things we promised to do last year but didn’t.
Here are top 14 resolutions for 2010 with a Shakespearean twist:
1.Spend more time with the people you love – “Absence from those we love is self from self – a deadly banishment.” – Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act III, Scene i 2. Make fewer excuses for failing to meet goals – “And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.” – King John, Act IV, Scene ii 3. Do what you fear – “Boldness be my friend. Arm me, audacity, from head to foot.” - Cymbeline, Act I, Scene vi 4. Accept what you cannot change – “Exceeds man’s might: that dwells with the gods above.” – Troilus and Cressida, Act III, Scene ii 5. Love your enemies – “Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it doth singe yourself.” – Henry VIII, Act I, Scene i 6. Be helpful to others - “How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” – Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene i 7. Be patient - “How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” – Othello, Act II, Scene iii 8. Be postive - “It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii 9. Use time more wisely – “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.” – Richard II, Act V, Scene v 10. Be tolerant of others – “If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?” – Merchant of Venice, Act III, Scene i 11. Question your premises – “Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.” – Troilus and Cressida, Act II, Scene, ii 12. Learn from your mistakes – “Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.” – As You Like It, Act II, Scene i 13. Carpe Diem – “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.” – Julius Caesar, Act IV, Scene iii 14. Enjoy the journey – “Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing.” - Troilus and Cressida, Act I, Scene ii
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