Quotes by William Shakespeare

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who could refrain th quote by william shakespeare

Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?

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Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

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The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

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Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.

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The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.

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Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

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A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.

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Let no such man be trusted.

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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.

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We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.

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O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!

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We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.

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Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.

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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.

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Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.

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And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish'd from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish'd from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!

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How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?

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Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.

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Women may fall when there's no strength in men.

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I must be cruel, only to be kind.

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If music be the food of love, play on.

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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

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But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

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No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.

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For I can raise no money by vile means.

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Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.

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Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.

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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

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There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.

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It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.

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Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.

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Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

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My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.

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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

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Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

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Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.

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To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

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How well he's read, to reason against reading!

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Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.

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A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

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I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire.

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Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.

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I give unto my wife my second best bed with the furniture.

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I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!

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Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.

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I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.

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We are time's subjects, and time bids be gone.

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In time we hate that which we often fear.

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Time and the hour run through the roughest day.

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There are many events in the womb of time, which will be delivered.

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If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.

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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.

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Thou know'st the first time that we smell the air we wawl and cry. When we are born we cry, that we are come to this great state of fools.

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I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.

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And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

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The love of heaven makes one heavenly.

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It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.

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Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

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Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

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Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

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To do a great right do a little wrong.

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Men shut their doors against a setting sun.

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Where every something, being blent together turns to a wild of nothing.

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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.

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Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.

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I will praise any man that will praise me.

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Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything.

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When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

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There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

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Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.

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Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

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Boldness be my friend.

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When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.

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He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural.

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Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart.

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The wheel is come full circle.

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Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!

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Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;Or close the wall up with our English dead!In peace there's nothing so becomes a manAs modest stillness and humility:But when the blast of war blows in our ears,Then imitate the action of the tiger.

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I am afeard there are few die well that die in battle, for how can they charitably dispose of anything when blood is their argument?

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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, disguise fair nature with hard-favor'd rage.

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Now put your shields before your hearts and fight / With hearts more proof than shields. Advance, my fellows!

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The time approachesThat will with due decision make us knowWhat we shall say we have and what we owe.Thoughts speculative their unsure hopes relate,But certain issue strokes must arbitrate;Towards which, advance the war.They exit marching.

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This tune goes manly.Come, go we to the King. Our power is ready;Our lack is nothing but our leave. MacbethIs ripe for shaking, and the powers abovePut on their instruments. Receive what cheer you may.The night is long that never finds the day.They exit.

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His forward voice now is to speak well of his friend. His backward voice is to utter foul speeches and to detract.

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For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

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Come what come may, time and the hour run through the roughest day.

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Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.

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Finish, good lady; the bright day is done, And we are for the Dark.

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She gave me for my pains a world of sighs.

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Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, And thou art wedded to calamity.

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Receive what cheer you may. The night is long that never finds the day.

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The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, which still we thank as love.

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Nothing in his life became him like leaving it.

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It would cost you a groaning to take off my edge.

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O honorable strumpet

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Unsex me here and fill me from crown to toe full of direst cruelty That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose. Macbeth

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Had he not resembled My father as he slept I had done't! Macbeth

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How now! Here's the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Lady Macbeth

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Sir, I love you more than words can wield the matter; dearer than eye-sight, space, and liberty, beyond waht can be valued, rich or rare; no less than life, with grace, health, beauty, honor; as much as child e'er loved, or father found; a love that makes breath poor, and speech unable; beyond all manner of so much I love you.

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Each new mornNew widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrowsStrike heaven on the face, that it resoundsAs if it felt with Scotland, and yelled outLike syllable of dolor.

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Time shall unfold what pleated cunning hides: Who cover faults, at last shame them derides.

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I profess myself an enemy to all other joys, which the most precious square of sense possesses, and find I am alone felicitate in your dear highness love.

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I cannot heave my heart into my mouth. I love your majesty according to my bond; no more no less.

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Thy youngest daughter does not love thee least; nor are those empty-hearted whose low sounds reverb no hollowness.

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Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.

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If e'er again I meet him beard to beard, he's mine or I am his.

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So our virtuesLie in the interpretation of the time:And power, unto itself most commendable,Hath not a tomb so evident as a chairTo extol what it hath done.One fire drives out one fire; one nail, one nail;Rights by rights falter, strengths by strengths do fail.

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Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard,A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of DenmarkIs by a forged process of my deathRankly abused: but know, thou noble youth,The serpent that did sting thy father's lifeNow wears his crown.

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Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.

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Fortune, that arrant whore,Ne'er turns the key to th'poor.

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Lucentio: I read that I profess, the Art of Love.Bianca: And may you prove, sir, master of your art!Lucentio: While you, sweet dear, prove mistress of my heart!

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The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

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From too much liberty, my Lucio, libertyAs surfeit is the father of much fast,So every scope of the immoderate useTurns to restraint. Our natures do pursue, -Like rats that ravin down their proper bane, - A thirsty evil; and when we drink we die.

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I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.

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When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.

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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; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage

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And too soon Marred are those so early Made.

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I'll have no husband, if you be not he.

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Wooing, wedding, and repenting is as a Scotch jig, a measure, and a cinque-pace: the first suit is hot and hasty like a Scotch jig--and full as fantastical; the wedding, mannerly modest, as a measure, full of state and ancientry; and then comes repentance and with his bad legs falls into the cinque-pace faster and faster, till he sink into his grave.

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Yes, faith; it is my cousin's duty to make curtsy and say 'Father, as it please you.' But yet for all that, cousin, let him be a handsome fellow, or else make another curtsy and say 'Father, as it please me.

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If [God] send me no husband, for the which blessing I am at him upon my knees every morning and evening

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A young man married is a man that's marred.

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Were kisses all the joys in bed,/One woman would another wed.

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But, indeed, words are very rascals, since bonds [vows] disgraced them."Viola: "Thy reason, man?"Feste: "Troth [Truthfully], sir, I can yield you none without words, and words are grown so false, I am loathe to prove reason with them.

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I, measuring his affections by my own,Which then most sought where most might not be found,Being one too many by my weary self,Pursued my humor not pursuing his,And gladly shunned who gladly fled from me.

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Care for us! True, indeed! They ne'er cared for us yet: suffer us to famish, and their storehouses crammed with grain; make edicts for usury, to support usurers; repeal daily any wholesome act established against the rich, and provide more piercing statutes daily to chain up and restrain the poor. If the wars eat us not up, they will; and there's all the love they bear us.

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I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine.

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When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.

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The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness. And in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately.

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That sport best pleases that doth least know how, where zeal strives to content, and the contents dies in the zeal of that which it presents. Their form confounded makes most form in mirth when great things laboring perish in their birth.

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And keep you in the rear of your affection,Out of the shot and danger of desire,The chariest maid is prodigal enoughIf she unmasks her beauty to the moon.

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Tis ten to one this play can never pleaseAll that are here. Some come to take their easeAnd sleep an act or two; but those, we fear,W' have frighted with our trumpets.

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Sound drums and trumpets! Farewell sour annoy! For here, I hope, begins our lasting joy.

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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

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When our actions do not, our fears do make us traitors"

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We will all laugh at gilded butterflies."

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All that glisters is not gold-Often have you heard that told.Many a man his life hath soldBut my outside to behold.Gilded tombs do worms infold.Had you been as wise as bold,Young in limbs, in judgment old,Your answer had not been enscrolled.Fare you well, your suit is cold."

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But it is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, which, by often rumination, wraps me in the most humorous sadness."

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What, are there masques? Hear you me, Jessica:Lock up my doors; and when you hear the drumAnd the vile squealing of the wry-neck'd fife,Clamber not you up to the casements then,Nor thrust your head into the public streetTo gaze on Christian fools with varnish'd faces,But stop my house's ears, I mean my casements:Let not the sound of shallow foppery enter"

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The moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun."

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The native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought; and enterprises of great pitch and moment, With this regard, their currents turn awry, and lose the name of action."

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All springs reduce their currents to mine eyes,That I, being governed by the watery moon, May send forth plenteous tears to drown the world."

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Verily, I swear, 'tis better to be lowly born, and range with humble livers in content, than to be perk'd up in a glistering grief, and wear a golden sorrow."

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As wicked dew as e'er my mother brushedWith raven's feather from unwholesom fenDrop on you both! A southwest blow on yeAnd blister you all o'er!"

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Now my charms are all o'erthrown..."

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Friendship is constant in all other thingsSave 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; for beauty is a witchAgainst whose charms faith melteth into blood."

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O father Abram, what these Christians are, Whose own hard dealing teaches them suspect The thoughts of others!

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Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.

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I dote on his very absence.

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I have lived long enough. My way of life is to fall into the sere, the yellow leaf, and that which should accompany old age, as honor, love, obedience, troops of friends I must not look to have.

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To die: - to sleep: No more; and, by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished.

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Fill all thy bones with aches.

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Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

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It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.

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Pleasure and revenge Have ears more deaf than adders to the voice Of any true decision.

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Farewell, fair cruelty.

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Adieu! I have too grieved a heart to take a tedious leave.

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Adieu, adieu, adieu! remember me.

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Too much of water hast thou poor Ophelia, and therefore I forbid my tears. But yet it is our trick, let shame say what it will. when these are gone the women will be out! Adieu my lord, I have a speech of fire that fane would blaze, But that this folly doubts it.

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Tis gold Which buys admittance--oft it doth--yea, and makes Diana's rangers false themselves, yield up This deer to th' stand o' th' stealer: and 'tis gold Which makes the true man kill'd and saves the thief, Nay, sometimes hangs both thief and true man.

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Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade.

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And do as adversaries do in law, strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.

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But that the dread of something after death, 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?

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The golden age is before us, not behind us.

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I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air.

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The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven; and as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet's pen turns them to shape, and gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name; such tricks hath strong imagination.

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Give me a bowl of wine. I have not that alacrity of spirit Nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have.

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For a quart of ale is a dish for a king.

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Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?

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I would give all of my fame for a pot of ale and safety.

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Blessings of your heart, you brew good ale.

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When daffodils begin to peer, With heigh! the doxy, over the dale, Why, then comes in the sweet o' the year; For the red blood reigns in the winter's pale. The white sheet bleaching on the hedge, With heigh! the sweet birds, O, how they sing! Doth set my pugging tooth on edge; For a quart of ale is a dish for a king.

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Why, I can smile and murder whiles I smile, And cry 'content' to that which grieves my heart, And wet my cheeks with artificial tears, And frame my face for all occasions

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A stirring dwarf we do allowance give Before a sleeping giant.

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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.

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Love's not love When it is mingled with regards that stand Aloof from th' entire point.

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As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.

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Men in rage strike those that wish them best.

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Give me mine angle, we'll to th' river: there, My music playing far off, I will betray Tawny-finned fishes. My bended hook shall pierce Their slimy jaws; and as I draw them up, I'll think them every one an Antony, And say, 'Ah, ha! are caught!'

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Mine eyes smell onions: I shall weep anon.

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She marking them begins a wailing note And sings extemporally a woeful ditty How love makes young men thrall and old men dote How love is wise in folly, foolish-witty Her heavy anthem still concludes in woe, And still the choir of echoes answer so.

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How strange or odd some'er I bear myself, As I perchance hereafter shall think meet To put an antic disposition on.

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We should hold day with the Antipodes, If you would walk in absence of the sun.

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O good old man, how well in thee appears The constant service of the antique world, When service sweat for duty, not for meed! Thou art not for the fashion of these times, Where none will sweat but for promotion, And having that do choke their service up Even with the having. . . .

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Antonio: Will you stay no longer? nor will you not that I go with you? Sebastian: By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly over me; the malignancy of my fate might, perhaps, distemper yours; therefore I shall crave 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.

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Is he on his horse? O happy horse, to bear the weight of Antony!

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

There is none but he Whose being I do fear; and under him My genius is rebuked, as it is said Mark Antony's was by Caesar.

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CLEOPATRA: If it be love indeed, tell me how much. ANTONY: There's beggary in the love that can be reckoned. CLEOPATRA: I'll set a bourne how far to be belov'd. ANTONY: Then must thou needs find out new heaven, new earth.

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The words of Mercury are harsh after the songs of Apollo.

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The apparel oft proclaims the man.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Every true man's apparel fits your thief.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

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 (Source: SoberSides.com)

Speak, what trade art thou? Why, sir, a carpenter. Where is thy leather apron and thy rule? What does thou with thy best apparel on?

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I can call spirits from the vasty deep.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Now, good digestion wait on appetite, and health on both!

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Diseases desperate grown By desperate appliances are relieved, Or not at all.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

The sense of death is most in apprehension.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

April ... hath put a spirit of youth in everything.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand! Oh, oh, oh!

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Come unto these yellow sands, And then take hands. Curtsied when you have and kissed The wild waves whist, Foot is featly here and there; And, sweet sprites, the burden bear. Ariel's song, scene II, Act I

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Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.

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Our jovial star reigned at his birth.

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Macbeth to Witches: What are these So wither'd and so wild in their attire, That look not like th' inhabitants o' th' earth, And yet are on 't?

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For night's swift dragons cut the clouds full fast, And yonder shines Aurora's harbinger; At whose approach ghosts wandring here and there Troop home to church-yards.... For fear lest day should look their shames upon, They willfully exile themselves from light, And must for aye consort with black brow'd night.

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The teeming Autumn big with rich increase, bearing the wanton burden of the prime like widowed wombs after their lords decease.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

My soul is in the sky.

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Time hath not yet so dried this blood of mine, Nor age so eat up my invention, Nor fortune made such havoc of my means, Nor my bad life reft me so much of friends, But they shall find awaked in such a kind Both strength of limb and policy of mind, Ability in means, and choice of friends, To quit me of them throughly.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Sufferance is the badge of all our tribe.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I am disgraced, impeached, and baffled here, Pierced to the soul with slander's venomed spear.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Some men there are love not a gaping pig, some that are mad if they behold a cat, and others when the bagpipe sings I the nose cannot contain their urine.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Bait the hook well. This fish will bite.

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I love a ballad but even too well if it be doleful matter merrily set down, or a very pleasant thing indeed and sung lamentably.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I had rather be a kitten and cry mew Than one of these same metre ballet-mongers.

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Hadst thou no poison mixed, no sharp-ground knife, No sudden mean of death, though ne'er so mean, But 'banished' to kill me--'banished'? O friar, the damned use that word in hell; Howling attends it! How hast thou the heart, Being a divine, a ghostly confessor, A sin-absolver, and my friend professed, To mangle me with that word 'banished'?

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Fare thee well, king: sith thus thou wilt appear, Freedom lives hence, and banishment is here.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I must to the barber's, monsieur, for methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Like a barber's chair that fits all buttocks.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

She is your treasure, she must have a husband; I must dance bare-foot on her wedding day, And, for your love to her, lead apes in hell.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burnt on the water.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I am sir Oracle, and when I ope my lips, let no dog bark.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Some kinds of baseness are nobly undergone.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.

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I do repent; but heaven hath pleas'd it so To punish me with this, and this with me, That I must be their scourge and minister. I will bestow him, and will answer well The death I gave him. So again good night. I must be cruel only to be kind. Thus bad begins and worse remains behind.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Be patient, for the world is broad and wide.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

When holy and devout religious men are at their beads, 'tis hard to draw them thence; so sweet is zealous contemplation.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Beauty within itself should not be wasted.

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Make use of time, let not advantage slip; Beauty within itself should not be wasted: Fair flowers that are not gather'd in their prime Rot and consume themselves in little time.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I am a great eater of beef, and I believe that does harm to my wit.

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Beauty's a doubtful good, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour; And beauty, blemish'd once, for ever's lost, In spite of physic, painting, pain, and cost.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

This above all; to thine own self be true.

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When you do dance, I wish you a wave o' the sea, that you might ever do nothing but that.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

A miracle. Here's our own hands against our hearts. Come, I will have thee, but by this light I take thee for pity. Beatrice: I would not deny you, but by this good day, I yield upon great persuasion, and partly to save your life, for I was told you were in a consumption. Benedick: Peace. I will stop your mouth.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living? Beatrice: Is it possible disdain should die while she hath such meet food to feed it as Signior Benedick?

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Ha. "Against my will I am sent to bid you come into dinner." There's a double meaning in that. -Benedick (Much Ado)

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Why, i' faith, methinks she's too low for a high praise, too brown for a fair praise and too little for a great praise: only this commendation I can afford her, that were she other than she is, she were unhandsome; and being no other but as she is, I do not like her. (Benedick, from Much Ado About Nothing)

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Sweet Beatrice, wouldst thou come when I called thee? BEATRICE Yea, signior, and depart when you bid me. BENEDICK O, stay but till then! BEATRICE 'Then' is spoken; fare you well now... (Much Ado About Nothing)

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The benediction of these covering heavens Fall on their heads like dew, for they are worthy To inlay heaven with stars.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

So we grew together like to a double cherry, seeming parted, but yet an union in partition, two lovely berries molded on one stem.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

The strawberry grows underneath the nettle And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

The best is yet to come.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

We have seen better days.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

His neigh is like the bidding of a monarch, and his countenance enforces homage. He is indeed a horse...

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

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 (Source: SoberSides.com)

For this relief much thanks. 'Tis bitter cold, and I am sick at heart.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

A plague of sighing and grief! It blows a man up like a bladder.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth. My high-blown pride At length broke under me, and now has left me, Weary and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd Than that which withering on the virgin thorn Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

This tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tongues,Was once thought honest.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Blood will have blood.

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Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? - Lady Macbeth

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A knot you are of damned bloodsuckers.

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Set we forward; let A Roman and a British ensign wave Friendly together. So through Lud's town march, And in the temple of the great Jupiter Our peace we'll ratify, seal it with feasts. Set on there! Never was a war did cease, Ere bloody hands were washed, with such a peace.

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Farewell, a long farewell to all my greatness! This is the state of man: today he puts forth The tender leaves of hope, tomorrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon him: The third day comes a frost, a killing frost, And - when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a-ripening - nips his root, And then he falls, as I do.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

If I profane with my unworthiest hand This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

By a divine instinct, men's minds mistrust ensuing danger; as, by proof, we see the waters swell before a boisterous storm.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I was born free as Caesar; so were you

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

For now I stand as one upon a rock environed with a wilderness of sea, who marks the waxing tide grow wave by wave, expecting ever when some envious surge will in his brinish bowels swallow him.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Who knows himself a braggart, Let him fear this; for it will come to pass That every braggart will be found an ass.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

O braggart vile and damned furious wight!

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Sometimes when we are labeled, when we are branded our brand becomes our calling.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But bad mortality o'ersways their power, How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower?

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't!

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Time is the nurse and breeder of all good.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Brevity is the soul of wit.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

[S]ince brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

My liege, and madam, to expostulate What majesty should be, what duty is, Why day is day, night night, and time is time, Were nothing but to waste night, day and time. Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

We must be brief when traitors brave the field.

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What, shall one of us, That struck for the foremost man of all this world But for supporting robbers--shall we now Contaminate our fingers with base bribes, And sell the mighty space of our large honors For so much trash as may be grasped thus?

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Nay, we must think men are not gods, Nor of them look for such observancy As fits the bridal.

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Is there no pity sitting in the clouds That sees into the bottom of my grief? O sweet my mother, cast me not away! Delay this marriage for a month, a week, Or if you do not, make the bridal bed In that dim monument where Tybalt lies.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

But I will be, A bridegroom in my death, and run into't As to a lover's bed.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, and hug it in mine arms.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial fuel, Making a famine where abundance lies, Thyself thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

The Brightness of her cheek would shame those stars as daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven would through the airy region stream so bright that birds would sing, and think it were not night.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Keep thy foot out of brothels, thy hand out of plackets, thy pen from lender's books, and defy the foul fiend.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell. Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, Yet Grace must still look so.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man.

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Brutus, I do observe you now of late: I have not from your eyes that gentleness And show of love as I was wont to have: You bear too stubborn and too strange a hand Over your friend that loves you. Poor Brutus, with himself at war, Forgets the shows of love to other men.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Et tu Brute! (You too, Brutus!)

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Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble!

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud; Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun, And loathsome canker lies in sweetest bud. All men make faults.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.

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Bulldogs are adorable, with faces like toads that have been sat on. My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind; So flew'd, so sanded; their heads are hung with ears that sweep away the morning dew...

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

It is a sin to be a mocker.

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Look, what envious streaks do lace the severing clouds in yonder east! Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tip-toe on the misty mountain-tops.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I am a kind of burr; I shall stick.

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The even mead, that erst brought sweetly forth The freckled cowslip, burnet, and green clover, Wanting the scythe, all uncorrected, rank, Conceives by idleness, and nothing teems But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burrs, Losing both beauty and utility.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, / That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Why what a fool was I to this drunken monster for a God. - Caliban

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No might nor greatness in mortality Can censure 'scape; back- wounding calumny The whitest virtue strikes. What king so strong Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue?

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

If thou dost marry, I'll give thee this plague for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Self-love is the most inhibited sin in the canon.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Religious canons, civil laws, are cruel; then what should war be?

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o-erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter shade To shepherds, looking on their silly sheep, Than doth a rich embroider'd canopy To kings that fear their subjects treachery?

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. 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 unused.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

We that are true lovers run into strange capers.

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Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front; And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

He capers, he dances, he has eyes of youth, he writes verses, he speaks holiday, he smells April and May.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

So every bondman in his own hand bears The power to cancel his captivity.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last, And careful hours with Time's deformed hand Have written strange defeatures in my face. But tell me yet, dost thou not know my voice?

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Sir, the year growing ancient, Not yet on summer's death nor on the birth Of trembling winter, the fairest flowers o' th' season Are our carnations and streaked gillyvors, Which some call nature's bastards.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Let me tell you, Cassius, you yourself are much condemned to have an itching palm.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Let me have men about me that are fat... Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Forever, and forever, farewell, Cassius! If we do meet again, why, we shall smile; If not, why then this parting was well made.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats, For I am armed so strong in honesty That they pass by me as the idle wind

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Into what dangers would you lead me, Cassius, That you would have me seek into myself For that which is not in me?

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

No, Cassius; for the eye sees not itself, But by reflection, by some other things.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Do not cast away an honest man for a villain's accusation.

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For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground, and tell sad stories of the death of kings... All murdered; for within the hollow crown that rounds the mortal temples of a king, keeps Death his court... and with a little pin bores through his castle wall, and farewell king!

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

The caterpillars of the commonwealth, Which I have sworn to weed and pluck away.

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Every why hath a wherefore.

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For what is wedlock forced but a hell, An age of discord and continual strife? Whereas the contrary bringeth bliss, And is a pattern of celestial peace.

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Here comes Monseiur Le Beau. Rosalind: With his mouth full of news. Celia: Which he will put on us, as pigeons feed their young. Rosalind: Then shall we be news-crammed. Celia: All the better; we shall be the more marketable.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

The chameleon Love can feed on the air

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

One man in his time plays many parts.

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Prophet may you be! If I be false, or swerve a hair from truth, when time is old and hath forgot itself, when waterdrops have worn the stones of Troy, and blind oblivion swallowed cities up, and mighty states characterless are grated to dusty nothing, yet let memory, from false to false, among false maids in love, upbraid my falsehood!

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I bear a charmed life.

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Well, I will find you twenty lascivious turtles ere one chaste man.

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As chaste as unsunned snow.

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Of chastity, the ornaments are chaste.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Last scene of all that ends this strange, eventful history, is second childishness and mere oblivion. I am sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Though age from folly could not give me freedom, It does from childishness.

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Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

How many cowards whose hearts are all as false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins The beards of Hercules and frowning Mars, Who inward searched, have livers white as milk!

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

The venom clamours of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog's tooth.

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Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout Till you have drenched our teeples, drowned the cocks! You sulphurour and thought-executing fires, Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder, Strike flat the thick rotundity o' the world! Crack nature's molds, all germens spill at once That make ingrateful man!

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated To closeness and the bettering of my mind.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Because I cannot flatter and look fair, Smile in men's faces, smooth, deceive, and cog, Duck with French nods and apish courtesy, I must be held a rancorous enemy.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

When beggars die, there are no comets seen; the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Silence is only commendable In a neat's tongue dried, and a maid not vendible.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.

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Love is a spirit all compact of fire.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Do not spread the compost on the weeds.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Confess yourself to heaven, Repent what's past, avoid what is to come, And do not spread the compost on the weeds To make them ranker.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

There is thy gold, worse poison to men's souls, Doing more murder in this loathsome world, Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest.

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Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ.

William Shakespeare (Source: SoberSides.com)

Rumor is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures.

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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

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