Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Simple Dollar on Shakespeare on Money

Big English Major props to Trent of The Simple Dollar for his post on taking financial advice from Shakespeare. He starts with the ubiquitous Polonious line, but goes on to the meatier (no pun intended) speeches from Timon of Athens and The Merchant of Venice.

I'll add my own from my personal favorite of Shakespeare's works, Twelfth Night:

These wise men who give fools money get themselves a good report--after fourteen years' purchase.

The point, of course, is that you can't pay people to like you, at least not without paying exorbitantly and continuously.

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