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The Taming of the Shrew
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Socrates
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The Taming of the Shrew
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  • Signior Hortensio, ’twixt such friends as we Few words suffice; and therefore, if thou know One rich enough to be Petruchio’s wife, As wealth is burden of my wooing dance, Be she as foul as was Florentius’ love, As old as Sibyl, and as curst and shrewd As Socrates’ Xanthippe or a worse, She moves me not, or not removes, at least, Affection’s edge in me, were she as rough As are the swelling Adriatic seas: I come to wive it wealthily in Padua; If wealthily, then happily in Padua.

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  • In his Dialogues, Plato quotes Socrates as saying, "The unexamined life is not worth living."
  • In another 2,400 ears, even Socrates, the most well-known genius of that century, might he forgotten.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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