Thursday, May 03, 2007

Who steals my purse

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;
'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands:
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him
And makes me poor indeed.

Iago to Othello, Shakespeare

To sell that good name, aye
There's a deed so foul to make men weep.

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