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Quotation by Shakespeare
'Tis all men's office to speak patience
To those that wring under the load of sorrow,
But no man's virtue nor sufficiency
To be so moral when he shall endure
The like himself.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Leonato, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 5, sc. 1, l. 27-31.
Everyone has a duty ("office") to advise patience to those who writhe ("wring") in suffering, but no one who suffers has the ability to preach patience to himself.
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