A Quote by William Shakespeare on character, heaven, history, kindness, and life

There is a kind of character in thy life, That to the observer doth thy history Fully unfold. Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee. Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Measure For Measure, Act 1, scene 1.

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