Famous Quotes By William Shakespeare

Famous Quotes By William Shakespeare
Famous Quotes By William Shakespeare
  1. A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
  2. A peace is of the nature of a conquest for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
  3. Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.
  4. 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, his acts being seven ages.
  5. An overflow of good converts to bad.
  6. And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
  7. As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
  8. But men are men the best sometimes forget.
  9. But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
  10. Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.
  11. Cowards die many times before their deaths the valiant never taste of death but once.
  12. Death is a fearful thing.
  13. Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
  14. Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land the great ones eat up the little ones.
  15. For I can raise no money by vile means.
  16. God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
  17. God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
  18. Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
  19. How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
  20. How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
  21. I bear a charmed life.
  22. I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!
  23. I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.
  24. I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart.
  25. I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.
  26. I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
  27. If music be the food of love, play on.
  28. If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces.
  29. If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.
  30. If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.
  31. Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
  32. In time we hate that which we often fear.
  33. It is a wise father that knows his own child.
  34. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
  35. Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.
  36. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
  37. Life every man holds dear but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
  38. Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
  39. Life's 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 tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
  40. Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!
  41. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
  42. Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
  43. Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.
  44. Love is too young to know what conscience is.
  45. Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.
  46. Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.
  47. Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
  48. 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.
  49. Men shut their doors against a setting sun.
  50. Men's vows are women's traitors!
  51. Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.
  52. No, I will be the pattern of all patience I will say nothing.
  53. Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
  54. O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!
  55. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
  56. Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
  57. Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.
  58. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
  59. Speak low, if you speak love.
  60. Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well and yet words are not deeds.
  61. The course of true love never did run smooth.
  62. The evil that men do lives after them the good is oft interred with their bones.
  63. The golden age is before us, not behind us.
  64. The love of heaven makes one heavenly.
  65. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
  66. The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
  67. The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.
  68. The valiant never taste of death but once.
  69. There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
  70. There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
  71. There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.
  72. They do not love that do not show their love.
  73. Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
  74. Time and the hour run through the roughest day.
  75. 'Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.
  76. To do a great right do a little wrong.
  77. We are time's subjects, and time bids be gone.
  78. Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.
  79. What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
  80. When a father gives to his son, both laugh when a son gives to his father, both cry.
  81. When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
  82. When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
  83. Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
  84. Women may fall when there's no strength in men.

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