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Say It Like Shakespeare: Motivational Quotes

Do you feel bad today? Do you feel like your problems are Everest-like, so tall and unconquerable? Or even worse, Pompei-like, dark and deadly? Do you need a boost of motivation to help you through the day? Let's do it Shakespeare's way.

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. - Hamlet

Even the emotional-sometimes-homicidal-sometimes-suicidal Hamlet knows this. Be positive. It's not that bad. It's just our paranoia. We'll get through it.

Extremities are the trier of spirits. Common chances common men could bear. - Coriolanus

Despite being a bad mother, Volumnia gives Martius a good advice. Don't be a common man! Prove ourselves better than what they think. Stretch the boundaries, try the extremes, be amazing.

All things are ready if our minds be so. - Henry V

King Hal was going to war when he said this line. We're probably not going to any mortal combat today. However, the words still stand. Prepare your mind, and go.

There is some soul of goodness in things evil would men observingly distill it out. - Henry V

Again, Hal is the king of comfort. Or master of motivational quotes. At least for his soldiers. But we gt the message: look at it from a different angle, see in our sufferings the possibility to make things better, or to make ourselves better. Distill goodness from evil.

More from the Old Duke in As You Like It, actually, but it's kinda long. So, you see...

Be happy, be amazing.

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