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Quotation by Shakespeare
Possessed he is with greatness,
And speaks not to himself but with a pride
That quarrels at self-breath.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Ulysses, in Troilus and Cressida, act 2, sc. 3, l. 170-2.
Commenting on Achilles; "quarrels at self-breath" = finds fault with what he says about himself (as not measuring up to his greatness).
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