Quotation Explorer - 'William Shakespeare'

For 'tis the sport to have the engineerHoist with his own petard... - William Shakespeare
I am constant as the northern star, of whose true fix'd and resting quality there is no fellow in the firmament. - William Shakespeare
They are as sick that surfeit with too much, as they starve with nothing. - William Shakespeare
Love's reason's without reason. - William Shakespeare
But miserable most, to love unloved? This you should pity rather than despise. - William Shakespeare
Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes: Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devour'd As fast as they are made, forgot as soon as done. - William Shakespeare
agar vaght ra talaf konid zamani fara miresad ke vaght shoma ra talaf mikonad. - William Shakespeare
CLEOPATRA: My salad days,When I was green in judgment: cold in blood,To say as I said then! But, come, away;Get me ink and paper:He shall have every day a several greeting,Or I'll unpeople Egypt. - William Shakespeare
It is the mind that makes the body rich; and as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in the meanest habit. - William Shakespeare
Lady you bereft me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins, And there is such confusion in my powers. - William Shakespeare
The quality of mercy is not strain'd, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. - William Shakespeare
A woman mov'd is like a fountain troubled, muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty. - William Shakespeare
The moon of Rome, chaste as the icicle that's curded by the frost from purest snow. - William Shakespeare
A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser. - William Shakespeare
Small herbs have grace, great weeds to grow apace. - William Shakespeare
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,All losses are restored and sorrows end. - William Shakespeare
Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better. - William Shakespeare
Come not within the measure of my wrath. - William Shakespeare
Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war. - William Shakespeare
Purpose is but the slave to memory, of violent birth, but poor validity. - William Shakespeare
Love's best habit is a soothing tongue. - William Shakespeare
They breathe truth that breathe their words in pain. - William Shakespeare
Fie, fie upon her! There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip, Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out at every joint and motive of her body. - William Shakespeare
Were kisses all the joys in bed,/One woman would another wed. - William Shakespeare
But to my mind, though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom More honoured in the breach than the observance. - William Shakespeare
Small to greater matters must give way. - William Shakespeare
And since you know you cannot see yourself, so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself, that of yourself which you yet know not of. - William Shakespeare
For aught that I could ever read, could ever hear by tale or history, the course of true love never did run smooth. - William Shakespeare
I do know of these that... only are reputed wise for saying nothing. - William Shakespeare
Ruin has taught me to ruminate, That Time will come and take my love away. This thought is as a death, which cannot choose But weep to have that which it fears to lose. - William Shakespeare
Love me or hate me, both are in my favour. If you love me, I'll always be in your heart... If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind. - William Shakespeare
I dote on his very absence. - William Shakespeare
Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so - William Shakespeare
Make not your thoughts your prisons. - William Shakespeare
Une femme repousse parfois ce qui la charme le plus.» - William Shakespeare
silence is not a langauge, its a weapon to make your dear one to feel - William Shakespeare
Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground. - William Shakespeare
An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told. - William Shakespeare
I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another. - William Shakespeare
'Tis neither here nor there. - William Shakespeare
O, I am slain! - William Shakespeare
There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts. - William Shakespeare
I know myself know; and I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience. - William Shakespeare
O that a man might know the end of this day's business ere it come! - William Shakespeare
I cannot tell what the dickens his name is. - William Shakespeare
And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence. - William Shakespeare
Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boist'rous, and it pricks like a thorn. - William Shakespeare
If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. - William Shakespeare
It is not enough to speak but to speak truth - William Shakespeare
Silence is the herald of joy - William Shakespeare
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. - William Shakespeare
Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried. - William Shakespeare
O curse of marriage, that we can call these delicate creatures ours, and not their appetites. - William Shakespeare
A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. - William Shakespeare
O, what may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side! - William Shakespeare
Gardener, for telling me these news of woe, pray God the plants thou graft'st may never grow. - William Shakespeare
O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil! - William Shakespeare
The glass of fashion and the mould of form - William Shakespeare
A heavy heart bears not a nimble tongue. - William Shakespeare
Perdition catch my soul, but I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again. - William Shakespeare
Tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to heaven. - William Shakespeare
I have a man's mind, but a woman's might. - William Shakespeare
Has robado el corazón de mi hija con argucias, y convertido en rebeldía la obediencia que solo a me debe - William Shakespeare
I will be correspondent to command, And do my spiriting gently. - William Shakespeare
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love: Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues; Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent. - William Shakespeare
Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy, if I could say how much. - William Shakespeare
O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!--Hamlet (I, v, 106) - William Shakespeare
Go to your bosom; Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know. - William Shakespeare
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. - William Shakespeare
Lord, what fools these mortals be! - William Shakespeare
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love: Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues; Let every eye negotiate for itself, And trust no agent. - William Shakespeare
Fetter strong madness in a silken thread. - William Shakespeare
Though thou speak'st truth, methink thou speak'st not well. - William Shakespeare
Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting. - William Shakespeare
I like this place, and willingly would waste my time in it. - William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date. - William Shakespeare
POLONIUS : My Lord, I will use them according to their desert.HAMLET : God's bodykins man, better. Use every man after his desert, and who should 'scape whipping? Use them after your own honour and dignity. The less they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty. - William Shakespeare
When valour preys on reason, it eats the sword it fights with. - William Shakespeare
Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince:And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! - William Shakespeare
Out of this nettle - danger - we pluck this flower - safety. - William Shakespeare
A stirring dwarf we do allowance give before a sleeping giant. - William Shakespeare
Love thrives not in the heart that shadows dreadeth. - William Shakespeare
By this marriage, all little jealousies, which now seem great , and all great fears, which now import their dangers would then be nothing. - William Shakespeare
O sleep, thou ape of death, lie dull upon her and be her sense but as a monument, thus in a chapel lying. - William Shakespeare
So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity. - William Shakespeare
Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance. - William Shakespeare
Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits. - William Shakespeare
Things base and vile, holding no quantity, love can transpose to form and dignity. - William Shakespeare
Men of few words are the best men. - William Shakespeare
The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life. - William Shakespeare
For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men. - William Shakespeare
How hard it is for women to keep counsel! - William Shakespeare
Where nothing wants that want itself doth seek. - William Shakespeare
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. - William Shakespeare
such wanton, wild, and usual slips/ As are companions noted and most known/ To youth and liberty. - William Shakespeare
How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted over In states unborn and accents yet unknown! - William Shakespeare
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions. - William Shakespeare
How far your eyes may pierce, i cannot tell; striving to better, oft we mar what's well. - William Shakespeare
O fortune, fortune! All men call thee fickle. - William Shakespeare
Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill. - William Shakespeare
All fancy-sick she is and pale of cheer, with sighs of love, that costs the fresh blood dear. - William Shakespeare
My love is strengthen'd, though more weak in seeming; I love not less, though less the show appear: That love is merchandised whose rich esteeming The owner's tongue doth publish every where. - William Shakespeare
They say, best men are moulded out of faults, And, for the most, become much more the better For being a little bad. - William Shakespeare
Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. - William Shakespeare
I wish you well and so I take my leave, I Pray you know me when we meet again. - William Shakespeare
Mine honour is my life; both grow in one; take honour from me and my life is done. - William Shakespeare
The trust I have is in mine innocence, and therefore am I bold and resolute. - William Shakespeare
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everyone else. - William Shakespeare
When he is best, he is a little worse than a man; and when he is worst, he is a little better than a beast. - William Shakespeare
It is the very error of the moon: She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, and makes men mad. - William Shakespeare
When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew. - William Shakespeare
​Sebastian: By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly over me; the malignancy of my fate might, perhaps, distemper yours; therefore I shall carve of you your leave that I may bear my evils alone. It were a bad recompense for your love to lay any of them on you. - William Shakespeare
Oft have I heard that grief softens the mind, And makes it fearful and degenerate; Think therefore on revenge and cease to weep. - William Shakespeare
Every man has his fault, and honesty is his. - William Shakespeare
Speak to me as to thy thinkings, As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts The worst of words. - William Shakespeare
His reasons are as two grains of wheat his in two bushels of chaff: you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search. - William Shakespeare
Nothing 'gainst Times scythe can make defence. - William Shakespeare
If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work. - William Shakespeare
He will give the devil his due. - William Shakespeare
O sleep, O gentle sleep, nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, that thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down, and steep my senses in forgetfulness. - William Shakespeare
Nuestras dudas son traidoras, porque nos hacen perder aquello que pudimos ganar, por miedo a intentarlo - William Shakespeare
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. - William Shakespeare
So may he rest, his faults lie gently on him! - William Shakespeare
Let Hercules himself do what he may, the cat will mew, and dog will have his day. - William Shakespeare
The fashion wears out more apparel than the man. - William Shakespeare
Who ever loved that loved not at first sight? - William Shakespeare
While you live tell truth and shame the devil. - William Shakespeare
This above all: to thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day; Thou canst not then be false to any man. - William Shakespeare
And many strokes, though with a little axe, Hew down and fell the hardest-timbered oak. - William Shakespeare
Out, damned spot! out, I say! - William Shakespeare
What a deformed thief this fashion is. - William Shakespeare
Alas, my lord, your wisdom is consumed in confidence. - William Shakespeare
O God, that I were a man! I would eat his heart in the marketplace. - William Shakespeare
Beware the ides of March. - William Shakespeare
A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm. - William Shakespeare
How comes it, that thou art then estranged from thyself? - William Shakespeare
I would forget it fain; But, O, it presses to my memory, like damned guilty deeds to a sinners mind. - William Shakespeare
Live by the words of intelligence endured..F@&$ IT! - William Shakespeare
When my love swears that she is made of truth, I do believe her, though I know she lies. - William Shakespeare
What's done cannot be undone. - William Shakespeare
Her madness hath the oddest frame of sense, such a dependency of thing on thing, as e'er I heard in madness. - William Shakespeare
Do not banish reason for inequality; but let your reason serve to make the truth appear where it seems hid, and hide the false seems true. - William Shakespeare
The better part of valour is discretion. - William Shakespeare
It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds. - William Shakespeare
That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man,If with his tongue he cannot win a woman. - William Shakespeare
I wasted time, now time doth waste me. - William Shakespeare
I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at. - William Shakespeare
My thoughts are whirled like a potter's wheel. - William Shakespeare
Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. - William Shakespeare
Fair is foul, and foul is fair. - William Shakespeare
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red... I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound. - William Shakespeare
That way madness lies. - William Shakespeare
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vicesMake instruments to plague us. - William Shakespeare
Is there no pity sitting in the clouds that sees into the bottom of my grief? - William Shakespeare
In time we hate that which we often fear. - William Shakespeare
No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en; In brief, sir, study what you most affect. - William Shakespeare
Do not cast away an honest man for a villain's accusation. - William Shakespeare
Can one desire too much of a good thing? - William Shakespeare
Love is begun by time; and that I see in passages of proof, time qualifies the spark and fire of it. There lives within the very flame of love a kind of wick or snuff that will abate it. - William Shakespeare
Patience is sottish, and impatience does become a dog that's mad. - William Shakespeare
He that is proud eats up himself: pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle. - William Shakespeare
Every man has business and desire, Such as it is. - William Shakespeare
I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind. - William Shakespeare
He must needs go that the devil drives. - William Shakespeare
In the night, imagining some fear, how easy is a bush suppos'd a bear! - William Shakespeare
And ruin'd love when it is built anew, Grows fairer than at first, more strong, far greater. - William Shakespeare
The worst is notSo long as we can say, "This is the worst." - William Shakespeare
O, she is rich in beauty, only poor that, when she dies, with beauty dies her store. - William Shakespeare
Blow, wind! Come, wrack! At least we'll die with harness on our back. - William Shakespeare
I do oppose my patience to his fury, and am arm'd to suffer with a quietness of spirit, the very tyranny and rage of his. - William Shakespeare
An old man is twice a child. - William Shakespeare
The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope. - William Shakespeare
That time of year thou may'st in me behold, When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,- Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. - William Shakespeare
Things are often spoke and seldom meant. - William Shakespeare
When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress. - William Shakespeare
I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart: but the saying is true 'The empty vessel makes the greatest sound'. - William Shakespeare
When beggars die, there are no comets seen; the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. - William Shakespeare
Best safety lies in fear. - William Shakespeare
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. - William Shakespeare
Call home thy ancient thoughts from banishment. - William Shakespeare
Knowing I lov'd my books, he furnish'd me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom. - William Shakespeare
While thou livest keep a good tongue in thy head. - William Shakespeare
His life was gentle; and the elements So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up, And say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN! - William Shakespeare
Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners. - William Shakespeare
Have more than thou showest; Speak less than thou knowest. - William Shakespeare
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend; And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry [economy]. - William Shakespeare
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!It is the green-eyed monster which doth mockThe meat it feeds on. - William Shakespeare
He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she; And she a fair divided excellence, Whose fulness of perfection lies in him. - William Shakespeare
Winter, which, being full of care, makes summer's welcome thrice more wish'd, more rare. - William Shakespeare
The death of each days life - William Shakespeare
He that dies pays all debts. - William Shakespeare
The rest is silence. - William Shakespeare
Have you not heard it said full oft, a woman's nay doth stand for naught. - William Shakespeare
The moist star, upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands. - William Shakespeare
But 'tis strange and oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray's in deepest consequence. - William Shakespeare
We have some salt of our youth in us. - William Shakespeare
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. - William Shakespeare
A man in all the world's new fashion planted, That hath a mint of phrases in his brain. - William Shakespeare
We do not keep the outward form of order, where there is deep disorder in the mind. - William Shakespeare
There was a star danced, and under that was I born. - William Shakespeare
A man I am cross'd with adversity. - William Shakespeare
Swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable. - William Shakespeare
To be slow in words is a woman's only virtue. - William Shakespeare
Simply the thing that I am shall make me live. - William Shakespeare
No legacy is so rich as honesty. - William Shakespeare
Praising what is lost Makes the remembrance dear. - William Shakespeare
Oh, that way madness lies; let me shun that. - William Shakespeare
See first that the design is wise and just: that ascertained, pursue it resolutely; do not for one repulse forego the purpose that you resolved to effect. - William Shakespeare
Speak low if you speak love. - William Shakespeare
When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes... Haply I think on thee, and then my state, Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate; For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings. - William Shakespeare
O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant. - William Shakespeare
There is a history in all men's lives. - William Shakespeare
The fringed curtains of thine eye advance. - William Shakespeare
This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror. - William Shakespeare
There is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. - William Shakespeare
Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. - William Shakespeare
I would fain die a dry death. - William Shakespeare
I have no other but a woman's reason: I think him so, because I think him so. - William Shakespeare
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. - William Shakespeare
Thou shalt be both the plaintiff and the judge of thine own cause. - William Shakespeare
I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. - William Shakespeare
O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew! Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God! God! How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world! - William Shakespeare
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many things I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste. - William Shakespeare
Ambition, the soldier's virtue, rather makes choice of loss, than gain which darkens him. - William Shakespeare
Through tattered clothes great vices do appear; Robes and furred gowns hide all. - William Shakespeare
To thine own self be true -; And it must follow as the night the day; Thou canst not be false to any man - William Shakespeare
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man. - William Shakespeare
Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow. - William Shakespeare
Though inclination be as sharp as will, My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect. - William Shakespeare
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood. - William Shakespeare
Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood, garnish'd and deck'd in modest compliment, not working with the eye without the ear, and but in purged judgement trusting neither? Such and so finely bolted didst thou seem. - William Shakespeare
I am a man more sinn'd against than sinning. - William Shakespeare
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. - William Shakespeare
for my grief's so greatThat no supporter but the huge firm earthCan hold it up: here I and sorrows sit;Here is my throne, bid kings come bow to it.(Constance, from King John, Act III, scene 1) - William Shakespeare
How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes! - William Shakespeare
And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I. - William Shakespeare
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. - William Shakespeare
Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end. - William Shakespeare
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry; But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain. - William Shakespeare
Come what come may, Time and the hour runs through the roughest day. - William Shakespeare
There is a devilish mercy in the judge, if you'll implore it, that will free your life, but fetter you till death. - William Shakespeare
If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark. - William Shakespeare
When love begins to sicken and decay, it useth an enforced ceremony. - William Shakespeare
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were decievers ever,- One foot in the sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never. - William Shakespeare
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie. - William Shakespeare
Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments: love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds. - William Shakespeare
What may this mean, that thou, dead corse, again, in complete steel revisit'st thus the glimpses of the moon? - William Shakespeare
Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.- Lucullus (Act III, scene 1) - William Shakespeare
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
Pleasure and action make the hours seem short. - William Shakespeare
Sabemos lo que somos pero no lo que podemos llegar a ser. - William Shakespeare
If I were to kiss you then go to hell, I would. So then I can brag with the devils I saw heaven without ever entering it. - William Shakespeare
Mend your speech a little, Lest you may mar your fortunes. - William Shakespeare
Bid Suspicion double-lock the door. - William Shakespeare
In a false quarrel there is no true valour. - William Shakespeare
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport. - William Shakespeare
She cannot love, nor take no shape nor project or affection, she is so self-endeared. - William Shakespeare
Men have marble, women waxen, minds. - William Shakespeare
Men's vows are women's traitors! - William Shakespeare
The moon's an arrant theif, and her pale fire she snatches from the sun. - William Shakespeare
In the spring time, the only pretty ring time, when birds do sing... sweet lovers love the spring. - William Shakespeare
I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it. - William Shakespeare
This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.... There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. - William Shakespeare
Lay on, Macduff, And damn'd be him that first cries, "Hold, enough!" - William Shakespeare
What the great ones do, the less will prattle of - William Shakespeare
My salad days, when I was green in judgement, cold in blood. - William Shakespeare
This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong, to love that well which thou must leave ere long. - William Shakespeare
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun! Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid are far more fair than she. - William Shakespeare
The extreme parts of time extremely forms all causes to the purpose of his speed. - William Shakespeare
Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt. - William Shakespeare
The sands are number'd that make up my life. - William Shakespeare
Though fortunes malice overthrow my state, my mind exceeds the compass of her wheel. - William Shakespeare
Present mirth hath present laughter; what's to come is still unsure. - William Shakespeare
Gold is worse poison to a man's soul, doing more murders in this loathsome world, than any mortal drug. - William Shakespeare
The sense of death is most in apprehension; and the poor beetle, that we tread upon, in corporal sufferance feels a pang as great as when a giant dies. - William Shakespeare
[Drink] provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance. - William Shakespeare
The beast with many heads butts me away. - William Shakespeare
My dull brain was wrought with things forgotten. - William Shakespeare
I cannot live to hear the news from England.But I do prophesy th' election lightsOn Fortinbras; he has my dying voice.So tell him, with th' occurents, more and less,Which have solicited - the rest is silence. - William Shakespeare
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow... And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart? - William Shakespeare
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below.Words without thoughts never to heaven go. - William Shakespeare
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. - William Shakespeare
Life is but a walking Shadow, a poor Player That struts and frets his Hour upon the Stage, And then is heard no more; It is a tall Tale, Told by an Idiot, full of Sound and Fury, Signifying nothing." - William Shakespeare
O jest unseen, inscrutable, invisible, As a nose on a man's face, or a weathercock on a steeple. - William Shakespeare
True is it that we have seen better days. - William Shakespeare
But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail. - William Shakespeare
Women being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the walls. - William Shakespeare
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. - William Shakespeare
We burn daylight. - William Shakespeare
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind. - William Shakespeare
Though men can cover crimes with bold stern looks, poor women's faces are their own faults' books. - William Shakespeare
A woman impudent and mannish grown is not more loathed than an effeminate man in time of action. - William Shakespeare
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving. - William Shakespeare
Shake off this downy sleep, death's counterfeit, and look on death itself. - William Shakespeare
What we are is not all that we may become. - William Shakespeare
Age cannot wither her, nor custom staleHer infinite variety. - William Shakespeare
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices make instruments to plague us. - William Shakespeare
He that sleeps feels not the tooth-ache. - William Shakespeare
Be check'd for silence, but never tax'd for speech. - William Shakespeare
When he is best, he is a little worse than a man; and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast. - William Shakespeare
Cursed be he that moves my bones. - William Shakespeare
The old folk, time's doting chronicles. - William Shakespeare
No ceremony that to great ones 'longs, not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword, the marshal's truncheon, nor the judge's robe, become them with one half so good a grace as mercy does. - William Shakespeare
Do as adversaries do in law, strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. - William Shakespeare
We are advertis'd by our loving friends. - William Shakespeare
Look on beauty, and you shall see 'tis purchased by the weight. - William Shakespeare
If they love they know not why, they hate upon no better ground, they hate upon no better a ground. - William Shakespeare
The small amount of foolery wise men have makes a great show. - William Shakespeare
The end crowns all, And that old common arbitrator, Time, Will one day end it. - William Shakespeare
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. - William Shakespeare
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. - William Shakespeare
When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine, that all the world will be in love with night, and pay no worship to the garish sun. - William Shakespeare
It easeth some, though none it ever cured, to think their dolour others have endured. - William Shakespeare
Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no words can utter. - William Shakespeare
Like one Who having into truth, by telling of it, Made such a sinner of his memory, To credit his own lie. - William Shakespeare
For Orpheus' lute was strung with poets' sinews, Whose golden touch could soften steel and stones, Make tigers tame, and huge leviathans Forsake unsounded deeps to dance on sands. - William Shakespeare
Blow, blow, thou winter wind! Thou art not so unkind as Man's ingratitude. - William Shakespeare
He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolen,Let him not know 't, and he's not robb'd at all. - William Shakespeare
The soul of this man is in his clothes. - William Shakespeare
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. - William Shakespeare
Golden lads and girls all must, as chimney-sweepers come to dust. - William Shakespeare
Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ. - William Shakespeare
I thank God I am not a woman, to be touched in so many giddy offences as He hath generally taxed their whole their whole sex withal. - William Shakespeare
Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose that you resolved to effect. - William Shakespeare
There is a tide in the affairs of men Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. - William Shakespeare
Those that she makes fair she scarce makes honest; and those that she makes honest she makes very ill-favouredly. - William Shakespeare
Pour on, I will endure. - William Shakespeare
... reason andlove keep little company together now-a-days... - William Shakespeare
If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction. - William Shakespeare
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. - William Shakespeare
Virtue is choked with foul ambition. - William Shakespeare
In sweet music is such art: killing care and grief of heart fall asleep, or hearing, die. - William Shakespeare
The hand that hath made you fair hath made you good. - William Shakespeare
The chameleon Love can feed on the air. - William Shakespeare
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice. - William Shakespeare
False face must hide what the false heart doth know. - William Shakespeare
The little foolery that wise men have makes a great show. - William Shakespeare
Pity is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly. - William Shakespeare
What seest thou else In the dark backward and abysm of time? - William Shakespeare
Why, this is very midsummer madness. - William Shakespeare
Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court. - William Shakespeare
Not Hercules could have knock'd out his brains, for he had none. - William Shakespeare
What's gone and what's past help Should be past grief. - William Shakespeare
Things are neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so. - William Shakespeare
We are not ourselves when nature, being oppress'd, commands the mind to suffer with the body. - William Shakespeare
I will fasten on this sleeve of thine: thou art an elm, my husband, I a vine. - William Shakespeare
Music, moody food of us that trade in love. - William Shakespeare
Truth will come to light ... at the length, the truth will out. - William Shakespeare
I understand a fury in your words,But not the words. - William Shakespeare
Frame your mind to mirth and merriment, which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life. - William Shakespeare
A man can die but once. - William Shakespeare
We know what we are, but know not what we may be. - William Shakespeare
What seest thou elseIn the dark backward and abysm of time? - William Shakespeare
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. - William Shakespeare
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. - William Shakespeare
From this day forward until the end of the world...we in it shall be remembered...we band of brothers. - William Shakespeare
Lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend - William Shakespeare
How much more doth beauty beauteous seem by that sweet ornament which truth doth give! - William Shakespeare
I do not speak to thee in drink but in tears, not in pleasure but in passion, not in words only, but in woes also. - William Shakespeare
Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong - William Shakespeare
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. - William Shakespeare
The law hath not been dead, though it hath slept. - William Shakespeare
O, woe is me,To have seen what I have seen, see what I see! - William Shakespeare
There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will. - William Shakespeare
Crabbed age and youth cannot live together. - William Shakespeare
The hind that would be mated by the lion must die for love. - William Shakespeare
Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death the memory be green. - William Shakespeare
Short time seems long in sorrow's sharp sustaining. - William Shakespeare
It is a familiar beast to man, and signifies love. - William Shakespeare
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge. - William Shakespeare
What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare
The course of true love was never easy. - William Shakespeare
My love admits no qualifying dross. - William Shakespeare
I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood. - William Shakespeare
Trust not him that has once broken faith. - William Shakespeare
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. - William Shakespeare
The ancient saying is no heresy, hanging and wiving goes by destiny. - William Shakespeare
The time is out of joint : O cursed spite, that ever I was born to set it right! - William Shakespeare
Even as one heat another heat expels, or as one nail by strength drives out another, so the remembrance of my former love is by a newer object quite forgotten. - William Shakespeare
Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits. - William Shakespeare
Although the last, not least. - William Shakespeare
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste. - William Shakespeare
I pray thee cease thy counsel, Which falls into mine ears as profitless as water in a sieve. - William Shakespeare
Vows were ever brokers to defiling. - William Shakespeare
There's no bottom, none, in my voluptuousness: Your wives, your daughters, your matrons and your maids, could not fill up the cistern of my lust. - William Shakespeare
Ask me no reason why I love you; for though Love use Reason for his physician, he admits him not for his counsellor. - William Shakespeare
I know you all, and will awhile uphold the unyoked humour of your idleness . . . - William Shakespeare
Brevity is the soul of wit. - William Shakespeare
Your hearts are mighty, your skins are whole. - William Shakespeare
My salad days,When I was green in judgment. - William Shakespeare
But to my mind, though I am native here and to the manner born, it is a custom more honour'd in breach than the observance. - William Shakespeare
Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go. - William Shakespeare
Methought I heard a voice cry, "Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep!"- the innocent sleep. - William Shakespeare
Boldness be my friend. - William Shakespeare
A little more than kin, and less than kind. - William Shakespeare
The game is up. - William Shakespeare
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. - William Shakespeare
Poor and content is rich, and rich enough; but riches fineless is as poor as winter to him that ever that ever fears he shall be poor. - William Shakespeare
Belike you thought our love would last too long, if it were chain'd together. - William Shakespeare
Art thou a man? thy form cries out thou art: Thy tears are womanish; thy wild acts denote The unreasonable fury of a beast: Unseemly woman in a seeming man! Or ill-beseeming beast in seeming both! - William Shakespeare
If this be magic, let it be an art lawful as eating. - William Shakespeare
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women are merely players. - William Shakespeare
Let me not live, after my flame lacks oil, to be the snuff of younger spirits. - William Shakespeare
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones. - William Shakespeare
By the pricking of my thumbs,Something wicked this way comes. Open, locks, Whoever knocks! - William Shakespeare
Since Cleopatra died, I have liv'd in such dishonour that the gods Detest my baseness. - William Shakespeare
Our purses shall be proud, our garments poor; for 'tis the mind that makes the body rich - William Shakespeare
There's daggers in men's smiles. - William Shakespeare
If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour! - William Shakespeare
This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet. - William Shakespeare
And thus I clothe my naked villainy With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ; And seem a saint, when most I play the devil. - William Shakespeare
Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books; but love from look, toward school with heavy looks. - William Shakespeare
If rough be love with you, be rough with love. - William Shakespeare
And so from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, and then, from hour to hour,we rot and rot; and thereby hangs a tale. - William Shakespeare
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? - William Shakespeare
My library Was dukedom large enough. - William Shakespeare
He that commends me to mine own content Commends me to the thing I cannot get. - William Shakespeare
When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner. - William Shakespeare
Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice: Then must you speak of one that loved not wisely but too well. - William Shakespeare
Men's eyes were made to look, let them gaze, I will budge for no man's pleasure. - William Shakespeare
He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat. - William Shakespeare
He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument. - William Shakespeare
Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight? or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain? - William Shakespeare
I am sure care's an enemy to life. - William Shakespeare
A thought which, quarter'd, hath but one part wisdom and ever three parts coward. - William Shakespeare
The course of true love never did run smooth said by lysander - William Shakespeare
A right fair mark, fair coz, is soonest hit. - William Shakespeare
There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple: If the ill spirit have so fair a house, Good things will strive to dwell with 't. - William Shakespeare
Where love is great, the littlest doubts are fear; where little fear grows great, great love grows there. - William Shakespeare
Nature does require her times of preservation. - William Shakespeare
Give thanks for what you are today and go on fighting for what you gone be tomorrow - William Shakespeare
But thought's the slave of life, and life time's fool. - William Shakespeare
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn no traveller returns, puzzles the will, and makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of? - William Shakespeare
Truth is truth To the end of reckoning. - William Shakespeare
They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps. - William Shakespeare
I met a fool i' the forest, A motley fool. - William Shakespeare
But, for my own part, it was Greek to me. - William Shakespeare
Frailty, thy name is woman! - William Shakespeare
The play's the thingWherein I'll catch the conscience of the king. - William Shakespeare
I am wealthy in my friends. - William Shakespeare
Love me or hate me, both are in my favor. If you love me, I'll always be in your heart. If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind. - William Shakespeare
A merry heart goes all the day, your sad tires in a mile-a. - William Shakespeare
Some cupid kills with arrows, some with traps. - William Shakespeare
But the strong base and building of my love is as the very centre of the earth, drawing all things to it. - William Shakespeare
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite. - William Shakespeare
Alas, their love may be call'd appetite. No motion of the liver, but the palate. - William Shakespeare
Every why hath a wherefore. - William Shakespeare
Travellers ne'er did lie,Though fools at home condemn 'em.-Antonio - William Shakespeare
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. - William Shakespeare
Let the coming hour overflow with joy, and let pleasure drown the brim. - William Shakespeare
Love comforteth like sunshine after rain. - William Shakespeare
Show me a mistress that is passing fair, what doth her beauty serve but as a note where I may read who pass'd that passing fair? - William Shakespeare
There's a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads onto fortune, omitted, all their voyages end in shallows and miseries. Upon such tide are we now... - William Shakespeare
We have seen better days. - William Shakespeare
Ornament is but the guiled shore to a most dangerous sea. - William Shakespeare
Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. - William Shakespeare
Oft expectations fails, and most oft there Where most it promises; and oft it hits Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits. - William Shakespeare
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible to feelings as to sight? - William Shakespeare
Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments: love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove : O, no! it is an ever fixed mark. - William Shakespeare
The expedition of my violent love outrun the pauser, reason. - William Shakespeare
Oh, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed. His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! - William Shakespeare
It is a wise father that knows his own child. - William Shakespeare
Each present joy or sorrow seems the chief. - William Shakespeare
Though it be honest, it is never good to bring bad news: give to a gracious message an host of tongues; but let ill tidings tell themselves when they be felt. - William Shakespeare
Ah, what a sign it is of evil life, where death's approach is seen so terrible! - William Shakespeare
What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. - William Shakespeare
Sir, I am a true laborer. I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm and the greatest of my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck. - William Shakespeare
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. - William Shakespeare
Your face, my thane, is as a book where men May read strange matters... - William Shakespeare
O, then, what graces in my love do dwell, that he hath turn'd a heaven unto hell! - William Shakespeare
If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul. - William Shakespeare
At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows. - William Shakespeare
Nothing will come of nothing. - William Shakespeare
Fortune, that arrant whore, ne'er turns the key to the poor. - William Shakespeare
A high hope for a low heaven: God grant us patience! - William Shakespeare
There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so. - William Shakespeare
Make the doors upon a woman's wit,and it will out at the casement;shut that, and 'twill out at the key-hole;stop that, 'twill fly with the smoke out at the chimney. - William Shakespeare
For aught that I could ever read,Could ever hear by tale or history,The course of true love never did run smooth. - William Shakespeare
He hath eaten me out of house and home. - William Shakespeare
There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things. - William Shakespeare
Et tu, Brute! - William Shakespeare
Action is eloquence. - William Shakespeare
There is left us ourselves to end ourselves. - William Shakespeare
If wishes would prevail with me, my purpose should not fail with me. - William Shakespeare
I will make a Star-chamber matter of it. - William Shakespeare
The cloud-capp'd towers,the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. - William Shakespeare
He's loved of the distracted multitude, who like not in their judgement, but their eyes. - William Shakespeare
My only love sprung from my only hate!Too early seen unknown, and known too late!Prodigious birth of love it is to me,That I must love a loathed enemy. - William Shakespeare
I do begin to have bloody thoughts. - William Shakespeare
Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold. - William Shakespeare
'Tis beauty that doth oft make women proud; but, God He knows, thy share thereof is small. - William Shakespeare
If love be blind, it best agrees with night. - William Shakespeare
Love lacked a dwelling, and made him her place; And when in his fair parts she did abide, She was lodged and newly deified. - William Shakespeare
My heart suspects more than mine eye can see. - William Shakespeare
I will have thee, as our rarer monsters are, painted upon a pole,and underwrit: "Here you may see the tyrant, Macbeth - William Shakespeare
Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing. - William Shakespeare
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child! - William Shakespeare
Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand. - William Shakespeare
When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew - William Shakespeare
In false quarrels there is no true valor. - William Shakespeare
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. - William Shakespeare
Pray you now, forget and forgive. - William Shakespeare
Courage mounteth with occasion. - William Shakespeare
Love surfeits not, Lust like a glutton dies; Love is all truth, Lust full of forged lies. - William Shakespeare
For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel:Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him!This was the most unkindest cut of all - William Shakespeare
Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently. For in the very torrent, tempest, and as I may say, whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. - William Shakespeare
Young in limbs, in judgement old. - William Shakespeare
Against love's fire fear's frost hath dissolution. - William Shakespeare
To know the cause why music was ordain'd! Was it not to refresh the mind of a man after his studies or his usual pain? - William Shakespeare
Some there be that shadow kiss; Such have but a shadow's bliss. - William Shakespeare
We know what we are, but not what we may be. - William Shakespeare
I am not bound to please thee with my answers. - William Shakespeare
Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it? - William Shakespeare
There is no fettering of authority. - William Shakespeare
The ostentation of our love, which, left unshown, is often left unloved. - William Shakespeare
Why, then the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open. - William Shakespeare
Give me that man that is not passion's slave, and I will wear him in my hearts core. - William Shakespeare
From the still-vexed Bermoothes. - William Shakespeare
Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy. - William Shakespeare
Men at some time are the masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. - William Shakespeare
Yet I do fear thy nature; it is too full o' the milk of human kindness. - William Shakespeare
Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root that takes the reason prisoner? - William Shakespeare
Thy wish was father... to that thought. - William Shakespeare
My meaning in saying he is a good man, is to have you understand me that he is sufficient. - William Shakespeare
I am not merry; but I do beguileThe thing I am, by seeming otherwise. - William Shakespeare
My tongue will tell the anger of mine heart, Or else my heart, concealing it, will break. - William Shakespeare
Sure, he that made us with such large discourse, looking before and after, gave us not that capability and god-like reason to fust in us unus'd. - William Shakespeare
Against my soul's pure truth why labour you to make it wander in an unknown field? - William Shakespeare
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,Creeps in this petty face from day to day. - William Shakespeare
Are you up to your destiny? - William Shakespeare
My ventures are not in one bottom trusted, nor to one place. - William Shakespeare
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. - William Shakespeare
A very ancient and fish-like smell. - William Shakespeare
He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again. - William Shakespeare
Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught. - William Shakespeare
But no perfection is so absolute, That some impurity doth not pollute. - William Shakespeare
The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite. - William Shakespeare
If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly. - William Shakespeare
What power is it which mounts my love so high, that makes me see, and cannot feed mine eye? - William Shakespeare
O, how this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day! - William Shakespeare
Matter and impertinency mix'd! Reason in madness! - William Shakespeare
True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings; Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings. - William Shakespeare
Love is blind, and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit. - William Shakespeare
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. - William Shakespeare
If that the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move To live with thee and be thy love. - William Shakespeare
The purest treasure mortal times afford is spotless reputation; that away, men are but gilded loam or painted clay. - William Shakespeare
What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! - William Shakespeare
I have not slept one wink. - William Shakespeare
This world is not for aye, nor 'tis not strange That even our loves should with our fortunes change. For 'tis a question left us yet to prove, Whether love lead fortune, or else fortune love. - William Shakespeare
There are occasions and causes, why and wherefore in all things. - William Shakespeare
Fill all thy bones with aches. - William Shakespeare
Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man's ingratitude. - William Shakespeare
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on. - William Shakespeare
See what a ready tongue suspicion hath! - William Shakespeare
Things at the worst will cease, or else climb upwardTo what they were before. - William Shakespeare
Mother, you have my father much offended. - William Shakespeare
I must be cruel, only to be kind. - William Shakespeare
Strong reasons make strong actions. - William Shakespeare
If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another: I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt. - William Shakespeare
This is the short and the long of it. - William Shakespeare
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls: Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed. - William Shakespeare
No, 'tis slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world. - William Shakespeare
The more pity, that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly. - William Shakespeare
I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience. - William Shakespeare
Foolery... does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere. - William Shakespeare
Things without all remedy should be without regard: What's done is done. - William Shakespeare
Distribution should undo excess, and each man have enough. - William Shakespeare
Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing. - William Shakespeare
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water. - William Shakespeare
My thoughts are whirled like a potter's wheel;I know not where I am nor what I do. - William Shakespeare
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:Words without thoughts never to heaven go. - William Shakespeare
Thou hast nor youth nor age, but, as it were, an after-dinner's sleep, dreaming on both. - William Shakespeare
Thou art not for the fashion of these times, where none will sweat but for promotion. - William Shakespeare
The fortune of us that are the moon's men doth ebb and flow like the sea, being governed, as the sea is, by the moon. - William Shakespeare
I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad. - William Shakespeare
Hereafter, in a better world than this, I shall desire more love and knowledge of you. - William Shakespeare
I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, and part of this body and my soul with contemplation and devout desires. - William Shakespeare
He that is giddy thinks the world turns round. - William Shakespeare
Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good; A shining gloss that vadeth suddenly; A flower that dies when first it 'gins to bud; A brittle glass that's broken presently: A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, Lost, vaded, broken, dead within the hour. - William Shakespeare
We must not make a scarecrow of the law, setting it up to fear the birds of prey, and let it keep one shape, till custom make it their perch and not their terror. - William Shakespeare
Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. - William Shakespeare
A hit, a very palpable hit. - William Shakespeare
When we are born, we cry, that we are come To this great stage of fools. - William Shakespeare
To fear the foe, since fear oppresseth strength, gives in your weakness strength unto your foe. - William Shakespeare
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety. - William Shakespeare
Conscience does make cowards of us all, and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought. - William Shakespeare
Come unto these yellow sands, And then take hands: Courtsied when you have, and kiss'd The wild waves whist. - William Shakespeare
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. - William Shakespeare
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it isTo have a thankless child! - William Shakespeare
Oh God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! - William Shakespeare
Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head. - William Shakespeare
I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself, and falls on the other. - William Shakespeare
Was ever book containing such vile matter so fairly bound? O, that deceit should dwell in such a gorgeous palace! - William Shakespeare
Though I want a kingdom, yet in marriage I may not prove inferior to yourself. - William Shakespeare
Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod. - William Shakespeare
Is it sin to rush into the secret house of death, ere death dare come to us? - William Shakespeare
The whirligig of time brings in his revenges. - William Shakespeare
Debo irme y vivir, o quedarme y morir - William Shakespeare
I will wear my heart upon my sleeveFor daws to peck at. - William Shakespeare
You cram these words into mine ears against the stomach of my sense. - William Shakespeare
Their understanding Begins to swell and the approaching tide Will shortly fill the reasonable shores That now lie foul and muddy. - William Shakespeare
How ever do we praise ourselves, our fancies are more giddy and uniform, more longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn, than women's are. - William Shakespeare
To me, fair friend, you never can be old,For as you were when first your eye I ey'd, Such seems your beauty still. - William Shakespeare
Costly thy habit [dress] as thy purse can buy; But not expressed in fancy - rich, not gaudy. For the apparel oft proclaims the man. - William Shakespeare
Merrily, merrily shall I live now, Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. - William Shakespeare
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come. - William Shakespeare
The peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords, in such a just and charitable war. - William Shakespeare
The common herd. - William Shakespeare
Time's the king of men; he's both their parent, and he is their grave, and gives them what he will, not what they crave. - William Shakespeare
He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike. - William Shakespeare
God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty! - William Shakespeare
My age is as a lusty winter, frosty, but kindly. - William Shakespeare
If there were reason for these miseries, then into limits could I bind my woes. - William Shakespeare
Ingratitude is monstrous, and for the multitude to be ingrateful, were to make a monster of the multitude. - William Shakespeare
Under the greenwood tree who loves to lie with me ... Here shall he see no enemy but winter and rough weather. - William Shakespeare
There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is. ~ - William Shakespeare
I have wedded her, not bedded her; and sworn to make the 'not' eternal. - William Shakespeare
Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. - William Shakespeare
All's well that ends well.... - William Shakespeare
The gaudy, blabbing, and remorseful day Is crept into the bosom of the sea. - William Shakespeare
A plague o' both your houses! - William Shakespeare
He takes false shadows for true substances. - William Shakespeare
O God, that man should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! - William Shakespeare
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man. - William Shakespeare
Time is like a fashionable host That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand, And with his arm outstretch'd, as he would fly, Grasps in the comer. - William Shakespeare
Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't. - William Shakespeare
Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word. - William Shakespeare
Assume a virtue, if you have it not. - William Shakespeare
Exit, pursued by a bear. - William Shakespeare
It is meant that noble minds keep ever with their likes; for who so firm that cannot be seduced. - William Shakespeare
To be a well-flavored man is the gift of fortune, but to write or read comes by nature. - William Shakespeare
If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another...upon familiarity will grow more contempt. - William Shakespeare
I can sing, and speak to him in many sorts of music. - William Shakespeare
... one fire burns out another’s burning.One pain is lessened by another’s anguish. -Romeo & Juliet - William Shakespeare
Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end. - William Shakespeare
I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated To closeness and the bettering of my mind. - William Shakespeare
Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights: Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous. - William Shakespeare
I must be cruel, only to be kind:Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind. - William Shakespeare
How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees. - William Shakespeare
Love looks not with thine eyes, but with thine mind, Therefore is win'd Cupid painted blind. - William Shakespeare
My reason, the physician to my love, angry that his prescriptions are not kept, hath left me. - William Shakespeare
His life was gentle, and the elements so mix'd in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world 'This was a man!' - William Shakespeare
Thou art all the comfort, The Gods will diet me with. - William Shakespeare
Sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds. - William Shakespeare
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily... is wasteful and ridiculous excess - William Shakespeare
Doubt that the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love. - William Shakespeare
Women may fall when there's no strength in men. - William Shakespeare
The moon, like to a silver bow, new-bent in heaven. - William Shakespeare
I wish you all the joy that you can wish. - William Shakespeare
For they are yet ear-kissing arguments. - William Shakespeare
No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast. - William Shakespeare
When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry, Nor Mars his sword nor wars quick fire shall burn The living record of your memory. - William Shakespeare
But wonder on, till truth makes all things plain. - William Shakespeare
The blessedness of being little!!! - William Shakespeare
For thy sweet love remembr'd such wealth bringsThat then, I scorn to change my state with kings. - William Shakespeare
Of all knowledge, the wise and good seek mostly to know themselves. - William Shakespeare
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer. - William Shakespeare
Here will be an old abusing of God's patience and the king's English. - William Shakespeare
The fool multitude, that choose by show, not learning more than the fond eye doth teach. - William Shakespeare
Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this son of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. - William Shakespeare
Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care, the death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, chief nourisher in life's feast. - William Shakespeare
True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings. - William Shakespeare
He is not great who is not greatly good. - William Shakespeare
Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. Get thee to a nunnery, go. - William Shakespeare
So full of artless jealousy is guilt,It spills itself in fearing to be spilt. - William Shakespeare
Sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow's eye, steal me awhile from mine own company. - William Shakespeare
In Antiochus and his daughter you have heard of monstrous lust the due and just reward; In Pericles, his queen, and daughter, seen, Although assailed with fortune fierce and keen, Virtue preserved from fell destruction's blast, Led on by heaven, and crowned with joy at last. - William Shakespeare
Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness. - William Shakespeare
A great perturbation in nature, to receive at once the benefit of sleep and do the effects of watching! - William Shakespeare
I wasted time and now doth time waste me. - William Shakespeare
Hamlet: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?Polonius: By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius: It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet: Or like a whale? Polonius: Very like a whale. - William Shakespeare
Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. - William Shakespeare
A kind Of excellent dumb discourse. - William Shakespeare
The attempt and not the deed Confounds us. - William Shakespeare
O sovereign mistress of true melancholy. - William Shakespeare
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? - William Shakespeare
Be great in act, as you have been in thought. - William Shakespeare
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility. - William Shakespeare
I shall despair. There is no creature loves me; And if I die no soul will pity me: And wherefore should they, since that I myself Find in myself no pity to myself? - William Shakespeare
If Love be rough with you, be rough with Love, prick Love for pricking, and you beat Love down. - William Shakespeare
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed: maids are may when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives. - William Shakespeare
The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is, to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company. - William Shakespeare
O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven;It hath the primal eldest curse upon 't, A brother's murder. - William Shakespeare
To do a great right, do a little wrong. - William Shakespeare
Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper sprinkle cool patience. - William Shakespeare
Many that are not mad have, sure, more lack of reason. - William Shakespeare
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs, Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes, Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet. - William Shakespeare
As many arrows, loosed several ways, come to one mark... so may a thousand actions, once afoot, end in one purpose. - William Shakespeare
Talkers are no good doers; be assur'd we come to use our hands and not our tongues. - William Shakespeare
Wishers were ever fools. - William Shakespeare
A lover goes toward his beloved as enthusiastically as a schoolboy leaving his books, but when he leaves his girlfriend, he feels as miserable as the schoolboy on his way to school. (Act 2, scene 2) - William Shakespeare
Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. - William Shakespeare
How absolute the knave is! we must speak by the card, or equivocation will undo us. - William Shakespeare
What's mine is yours, and what is yours is mine. - William Shakespeare
A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse! - William Shakespeare
I have Immortal longings in me. - William Shakespeare
He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself. - William Shakespeare
How my achievements mock me! - William Shakespeare
You shall more command with years than with your weapons. - William Shakespeare
Though music oft hath such a charm to make bad good, and good provoke to harm. - William Shakespeare
Against an oath; the truth thou art unsure. - William Shakespeare
Thou art the Mars of malcontents. - William Shakespeare
All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players.They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts... - William Shakespeare
There's beggary in the love that can be reckon'd. - William Shakespeare
A very little thief of occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience. - William Shakespeare
'T is better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow. - William Shakespeare
Leave her to heaven And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge, To prick and sting her. - William Shakespeare
The devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape. - William Shakespeare
Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul,But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again. - William Shakespeare
[Marriage is] a world-without-end bargain. - William Shakespeare
To be honest, as this world goes is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.Hamlet Act II, Scene II Lines 178-179 - William Shakespeare
I would there were no age between sixteen and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest, for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting. - William Shakespeare
But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy. - William Shakespeare
His flight was madness: when our actions do not, our fears do make us traitors. - William Shakespeare
The world's mine oyster, which I with sword will open. - William Shakespeare
Now my love is thaw'd; which, like a waxen image 'gainst a fire, bears no impression of the thing it was. - William Shakespeare
Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights: Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous. - William Shakespeare
I rather would entreat thy companyTo see the wonders of the world abroadThan, living dully sluggardiz'd at home,Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness. - William Shakespeare
Then others for breath of words respect,Me for my dumb thoughts, speaking in effect. - William Shakespeare
The lady doth protest too much, methinks. - William Shakespeare
It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after. - William Shakespeare
Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye, And where care lodges, sleep will never lie; But where unbruised youth with unstuff'd brain Doth couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign. - William Shakespeare
Weighest thy words before thou givest them breath. - William Shakespeare
'Tis much he dares; and, to that dauntless temper of his mind, he hath a wisdom that doth guide his valour to act in safety. - William Shakespeare
What's the matter, you dissentious rogues,That rubbing the poor itch of your opinionMake yourselves scabs? - William Shakespeare
O! Learn to read what silent love hath writ:to hear with eyes belongs to love's fine wit. - William Shakespeare
Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. - William Shakespeare
Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. - William Shakespeare
The common curse of mankind,-folly and ignorance. - William Shakespeare
By heaven, I do love: and it hath taught me to rhyme, and to be mekancholy. - William Shakespeare
Where the bee sucks, there suck I: In a cowslip's bell I lie; There I couch when owls do cry. On the bat's back I do fly After summer merrily. Merrily, merrily shall I live now Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. - William Shakespeare
Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial. - William Shakespeare
Where the bee sucks, there suck I; In a cowslip's bell I lie. - William Shakespeare
How use doth breed a habit in a man! - William Shakespeare
Thy words, I grant are bigger, for I wear not, my dagger in my mouth. - William Shakespeare
I hold ambition of so light a quality that is is but a shadow's shadow. - William Shakespeare
Sorrow concealed, like an oven stopp'd, doth burn the heart to cinders where it is. - William Shakespeare
Had it pleas'd heaven to try me with affliction... I should have found in some place of my soul a drop of patience. - William Shakespeare
Be it art or hap, he hath spoken true. - William Shakespeare
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