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This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars; as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on: an admirable evasion of whore-master man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star!

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, King Lear

It is the stars,
The stars above us, govern our conditions.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, King Lear

If an oily palm be not a fruitful prognostication, I cannot scratch mine ear.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Antony and Cleopatra

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