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To shake with laughter ere the jest they hear, To pour at will the counterfeited tear; And, as their patron hints the cold or heat, To shake in dog-days, in December sweat. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

To laugh, to lie, to flatter to face, Foure waies in court to win men's grace. (Quote by - Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster)

There is betwixt that smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The chief requisites for a courtier are a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness. (Quote by - Lady Marguerite Blessington)

Not a courtier, although they wear their faces to the bent of the king's looks, hath a heart that is not glad at the thing they scowl at. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

I am no Courtier, no fawning Dog of State,To lick and kiss the Hand that buffets me: Nor can I smile upon my Guest, and praise His Stomach, when I know he feeds on Poison, And Death disguis'd sits grinning at my Table. (Quote by - Dr. George Sewell)

At the throng'd levee bends the venal tribe: With fair but faithless smiles each varnish'd o'er, Each smooth as those that mutually deceive, And for their falsehood each despising each. (Quote by - James Thomson (1))

A mere court butterfly, That flutters in the pageant of a monarch. (Quote by - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

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