Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


It is true,—without any slips of prolixity, or crossing the plain highway of talk.
Shakespeare.—The Merchant of Venice, Act III. Scene 1. (Solanio to Salarino.)

This above all—To thine ownself be true;
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 3. (Polonius to Laertes.)

More strange than true.
Shakespeare.—Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V. Scene 1. (Theseus to Hippolyta.)