Quotes by Philip Massinger

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Philip Massinger (1583 - March 17, 1640) was an English dramatist. His finely plotted plays, including A New Way to Pay Old Debts, The City Madam and The Roman Actor, are noted for their satire and realism, and their political and social themes.

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He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself.

Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here.
Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.
To doubt is worse than to have lost; And to despair is but to antedate those miseries that must fall on us.
True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.

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