Careful Words

remedy (n.)

remedy (v.)

  There is a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us out flat some time or other.

Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616): Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. x.

  Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Plautus (254(?)-184 b c): Rudens. Act ii. Sc. 5, 71.

  Patience is a remedy for every sorrow.

Publius Syrus (42 b c): Maxim 170.

Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once;

And He that might the vantage best have took

Found out the remedy. How would you be,

If He, which is the top of judgment, should

But judge you as you are?

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Measure for Measure. Act ii. Sc. 2.

  No sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved; no sooner loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): As You Like It. Act v. Sc. 2.

Things without all remedy

Should be without regard; what's done is done.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Macbeth. Act iii. Sc. 2.

  The remedy is worse than the disease.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Of Seditions.