King John was a historical play written by the famous 16th century poet known as William Shakespeare.

The story was a dramatization of John Lackland's reign of England, which occurred from the years 1199-1216.

This play was released in the year 1623.

One line in this work that was often quoted or paraphrased was "Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire; ..."

Marvin White once paraphrased this line in what he claimed was his motto: "Fight fire with fire, fight eggs with eggs." Let's go troops!"[1]


  1. As seen in the Superfriends season 1 episode The Fantastic FRERPs (1973).

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