what are the most significant passages in as you like it?  key passage about 20-40 lines

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''As you Lke it'' is one of the most remarkable works by William shakespeare. This work is filled with numerous quotations, some of which have become a part of our present day culture. The most famous passage and one of the most eloquent in English Lit. , is Jaques speech on the seven ages of man, which begins as ''all the world's a stage''. Apart from this, the other significant passages as followes:

Fleet the time carelessly, as they did in the golden world. (1.1.127)

Let us sit and mock the good housewife Fortune from her wheel, that her gifts may henceforth be bestowed equally. (1.2.36)

Fortune reigns in gifts of the world. (1.2.39)

Always the dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits. (1.2.59)

How now, wit! whither wander you? (1.2.61)

Well said: that was laid on with a trowel. (1.2.113)

Your heart's desires be with you! (1.2.214)

One out of suits with fortune. (1.2.263)

My pride fell with my fortunes. (1.2.269)

Sir, you have wrestled well, and overthrown
More than your enemies. (1.2.272)

Hereafter, in a better world than this,
I shall desire more love and knowledge of you. (1.2.302)

Thus must I from the smoke into the smother;
From tyrant duke unto a tyrant brother. (1.2.306)

O, how full of briers is this working-day world! (1.3.13)

Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold. (1.3.110)

We'll have a swashing and a martial outside,
As many other mannish cowards have
That do outface it with their semblances. (1.3.125)

Hath not old custom made this life more sweet
Than that of painted pomp? Are not these woods
More free from peril than the envious court?
Here feel we but the penalty of Adam,
The seasons' difference; as, the icy fang
And churlish chiding of the winter's wind,
Which, when it bites and blows upon my body,
Even till I shrink with cold, I smile and say,
'This is no flattery.' (2.1.2)

Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything. (2.1.13)

The big round tears
Coursed one another down his innocent nose,
In piteous chase. (2.1.39)

Unregarded age in corners thrown. (2.3.46)

Therefore my age is as a lusty winter,
Frosty, but kindly. (2.3.55)

Thou art not for the fashion of these times,
Where none will sweat but for promotion. (2.3.59)

In thy youth thou wast as true a lover
As ever sighed upon a midnight pillow. (2.4.28)

If thou remember'st not the slightest folly
That ever love did make thee run into,
Thou hast not loved. (2.4.36)

We that are true lovers run into strange capers. (2.4.55)

Thou speakest wiser than thou art ware of. (2.4.58)

I shall ne'er be ware of mine own wit till I break my shins against it. (2.4.60)

Under the greenwood tree
Who loves to lie with me,
And turn his merry note
Unto the sweet bird's throat,
Come hither, come hither, come hither:
Here shall he see
No enemy
But winter and rough weather. (2.5.1)

Who doth ambition shun
And loves to live i' the sun,
Seeking the food he eats,
And pleased with what he gets. (2.5.39)

I met a fool i’ the forest,
A motley fool. (2.7.13)

And then he drew a dial from his poke,
And looking on it with lack-lustre eye,
Says very wisely, “It is ten o’clock:
Thus we may see,” quoth he, “how the world wags.” (2.7.21)

And then he drew a dial from his poke,
And looking on it with lack-lustre eye,
Says very wisely, “It is ten o’clock:
Thus we may see,” quoth he, “how the world wags.” (2.7.21)

 

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