Here's a list of well-known quotes from Pericles, a play believed to be a collaboration between Shakespeare and George Wilkins.

Thaisa lies in a coffin while a few people surround her, looking distressed
The company of the 2006 production of Pericles, directed by Dominic Cooke
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To sing a song that old was sung
From ashes ancient Gower is come
(Gower, Prologue)

For death remembered should be like a mirror
Who tells us life’s but breath, to trust it error.
(Pericles, Act 1 Scene 1)

Few love to hear the sins they love to act
(Pericles, Act 1 Scene 1)

Murder’s as near to lust as flame to smoke.
(Pericles, Act 1 Scene 1)

Which care of them, not pity of myself,
Who am no more but as the tops of trees. 
Which fence the roots they grow by and defend them,
Makes both my body pine and soul to languish.
(Pericles, Act 1 Scene 2)

‘Tis time to fear when tyrants seems to kiss.
(Pericles, Act 1 Scene 2)

My Dionzya, shall we rest us here
And by relating tales of others’ griefs 
See if ‘twill teach us to forget our own?
(Cleon, Act 1 Scene 4)

Who makes the fairest show means most deceit.
(Cleon, Act 1 Scene 4)

Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
(First Fisherman, Act 2 Scene 1)

Opinion's but a fool that makes us scan
The outward habit for the inward man.
(Simonides, Act 2 Scene 2)

The diamonds of a most praised water
Doth appear, to make the world twice rich.
(Cerimon, Act 3 Scene 2)

That she would make a puritan of the devil if he should cheapen a kiss of her
(Bawd, Act 4 Scene 5)

O, come, be buried
A second time within these arms. 
(Pericles, Act 5 Scene 3)

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