Your gentleness shall force more than your force move us to gentleness.
 William Shakespeare, As You Like It (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source As You Like It
Topic kindness constraint
Date 1623
Language English
Note Written between 1598 and 1599


“And know some nurture. But forbear, I say;
He dies that touches any of this fruit Till I and my affairs are answered. JAQUES An you will not be answered with reason, I must die. DUKE SENIOR What would you have? your gentleness shall force
More than your force move us to gentleness. ORLANDO I almost die for food, and let me have it. DUKE SENIOR Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table. ORLANDO Speak you so gently? Pardon me, I pray you:” source

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