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All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare.  It is often considered one of his problem plays, not easily classifiable as a comedy or tragedy. It was probably written in the later middle part of Shakespeare's career, between 1601 and 1608.


== Act I ==
Be thou blest, Bertram; and succeed thy father  In manners, as in shape! thy blood and virtue  Contend for empire in thee; and thy goodness  Share with thy birthright! Love all, trust a few,  Do wrong to none: be able for thine enemy  Rather in power than use, and keep thy friend  Under thy own life’s key: be check’d for silence,  But never tax’d for speech. What heaven more will  That thee may furnish, and my prayers pluck down,  Fall on thy head!
Countess Of Rousillon, Act I, Scene i
'T were all oneThat I should love a bright particular star,And think to wed it.
Helena, scene i
The hind, that would be mated by the lion,Must die for love.
Helena, scene i
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,Which we ascribe to Heaven.
Helena, scene i
His good remembrance, sir,Lies richer in your thoughts, than on his tomb;So in approof lives not his epitaph,As in your royal speech.
Bertram, scene ii
Service is no heritage.
Clown, scene iii
He must needs go, that the devil drives.
Clown, scene iii
Even so it was with me, when I was young:If we are nature’s, these are ours; this thornDoth to our rose of youth rightly belong:Our blood to us, this to our blood is born;It is the show and seal of nature’s truth,Where love’s strong passion is impress’d in youth:By our remembrances of days foregone,Such were our faults; — or then we thought them none.Her eye is sick on’t: I observe her now.
Countess of Rousillon, scene iii
My friends were poor, but honest.
Helena, scene iii


== Act II ==
Great floods have flownFrom simple sources; and great seas have dried,When miracles have by the greatest been denied.Oft expectation fails, and most oft thereWhere most it promises.
Helena, scene i
I will show myself highly fed, and lowly taught.
Clown, scene ii
They say, miracles are past.
Lafeu, scene iii
All the learned and authentic fellows.
Lafeu, scene iii
From lowest place when virtuous things proceed,The place is dignified by the doer’s deed.
King of France, scene iii
A young man, married, is a man that ’s marr’d.
Parolles, scene iii
Make the coming hour o’erflow with joy,And pleasure drown the brim.
Parolles, scene iv


== Act III ==
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Mariana, scene v


== Act IV ==
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
1st Lord, scene iii
Simply the thing I amShall make me live.
Parolles, scene iii
All's well that ends well still: the fine's the crown;Whate'er the course, the end is the renown.
Helena, scene iv


== Act V ==
Whose words all ears took captive.
Lafeu, scene iii
Praising what is lost,Makes the remembrance dear.
King of France, scene iii
For we are old, and on our quick'st decreesThe inaudible and noiseless foot of timeSteals, ere we can effect them.
King of France, scene iii
All impediments in fancy’s courseAre motives of more fancy.
Bertram, scene iii
'T is but the shadow of a wife you see,The name and not the thing.
Helena, scene iii
The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet.
King of France, scene iii


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