Thomas Dekker

c.1572 - 1632

A Quote by Thomas Dekker on awaken, kind, courteous, purpose, wisely, weariness, love, joy, heart, and gentle

To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the ultimate purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done - this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.

Thomas Dekker

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

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A Quote by Thomas Dekker on health and sleep

Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

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A Quote by Thomas Dekker on angels and passion

We are ne'er like angels till our passion dies.

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

Source: The Honest Whore, pt. II, 1630, act I, sc. ii

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A Quote by Thomas Dekker on day, fortune, love, money, and sorrow

Cast away care, he that loves sorrow Lengthens not a day, nor can buy tomorrow; Money is trash, and he that will spend it, Let him drink merrily, fortune will send it.

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

Source: The Sun's Darling, 1656, (in collaboration with John Ford)

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A Quote by Thomas Dekker on earth, humility, men, patience, spirit, and tranquility

The best of men That e'er wore earth about him, was a sufferer A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit, The first true gentleman that ever breath'd.

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

Source: The Honest Whore, pt. I, 1604, ( in collaboration with Thomas Middleton), act I, sc. ii

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A Quote by Thomas Dekker on honesty and labor

Honest labor bears a lovely face.

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

Source: The Comedy of Patient Grissell, 1603, act I, sc. i

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A Quote by Thomas Dekker on kiss

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Golden slumbers kiss your eyes, Smiles awake you when you rise.

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

Source: The Comedy of Patient Grissil, 1603

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A Quote by Thomas Dekker on age, saints, schools, and wisdom

This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school.

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

Source: Old Fortunatus, 1600

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