Sonnet 29 "When in disgrace
with fortune and men's eyes"
When in disgrace with fortune
and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf Heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur'd like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least:
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee,--and then my state
(Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven's
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings'.
"Cowards die many times before their deaths;
(1564 - 1616)
the valiant never taste death but once."
- William Shakespeare
A famous quote from "Julius Caesar"
a play written by Shakespeare about the Roman dictator
who went against military loan orders to make a name for himself in history.