we are but mortals

"If we are mark’d to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour."
- Henry (Henry V, Act IV scene iii)

Henry V and Princess Katherine in film: Laurence Olivier & Renee Asherson, Kenneth Branagh & Emma Thompson, Tom Hiddleston & Mélanie Thierry
4395 notes, 7 months ago via a-n-g-i, originally from tomfighter
"A speaker is but a prater, a
rhyme is but a ballad; a good leg will fall, a straight back will
stoop, a black beard will turn white, a curled pate will grow
bald, a fair face will wither, a full eye will wax hollow, but a
good heart, Kate, is the sun and the moon - or rather the sun
and not the moon, for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps his course truly. If thou would have such a one, take me;
and take me, take a soldier; take a soldier, take a king."
- William Shakespeare, Henry V
6419 notes, 8 months ago via lxki-prime, originally from saeqimo