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Quotes by William Shakespeare - (76 quotes)

William Shakespeare - From the Activity category:

Action is eloquence. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Aging category:

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)

William Shakespeare - From the Ambition category:

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Ambition category:

The very substance of the ambitions is merely the shadow of a dream. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Beauty category:

Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Burning category:

Out, out, brief candle! (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Burning category:

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Chaos category:

So quick bright things come to confusion. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Choices category:

This is the night / That either makes me or fordoes me quite. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Choices category:

Be it sun or moon or what you please. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Consideration category:

Consideration, like an angel, came / And whipped the offending Adam out of him. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Contentment category:

Who doth ambition shun / And loves to live i' the sun, / Seeking the food he eats, / And pleas'd with what he gets. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Critics category:

For I am nothing if not critical. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Culture category:

A poor thing, perhaps, but my own. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Deception category:

False face must hide what the false heart doth know. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Depression category:

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Desperation category:

Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak / Whispers the o're-fraught heart, and bids it break. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Doubt category:

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

William Shakespeare - From the Doubt category:

Modest doubt is the beacon of the wise. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Dreams category:

Dreams are toys. Yet for this once, yea, superstitiously, I will be squared by this. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Dreams category:

- The Tempest...
We are such stuff / As dreams are made on; and our little life / Is rounded with a sleep. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Drunkenness category:

It provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance. Therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Experience category:

Experience is by industry achieved, / And perfected by the swift course of time. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Failure category:

But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Fame category:

He lives in fame that died in virtue's cause. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Fashion category:

The fashion wears out more apparel than the man. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Gender category:

-on Cleopatra...
Age cannot wither her nor custom stale her infinite variety. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Generosity category:

I am not in the giving vein to-day. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Goodness category:

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Gratitude category:

Thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Guilt category:

So full of artless jealousy is guilt, / It spills itself in fearing to be spilt. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Happiness category:

Oh! How bitter a thing it is to look into unhappiness through another man's eyes. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Hope category:

The miserable have no other medicine / But only hope. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Humanity category:

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! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals! (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Imagination category:

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, / Are of imagination all compact... (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Importance category:

Much Ado About Nothing... (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Integrity category:

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)

William Shakespeare - From the Journey category:

Journeys end in lovers meeting. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Life category:

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. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Life category:

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. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Life category:

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Love category:

To business that we love, we rise betime and go to't with delight. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Love category:

If music be the food of love, play on. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Love category:

Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Memory category:

Virtue is bold, and goodness never forgetful. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Modernism category:

For we which now behold these present days have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Money category:

A miser grows rich by seeming poor. An extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Muse category:

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Muse category:

Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget'st so long / To speak of that which gives thee all thy might? (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Nature category:

One touch of nature... makes all the world kin. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Patience category:

-Queen Gertrude to Hamlet...
O gentle son, / Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper, sprinkle cool patience. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Peace category:

A peace above all earthly dignities, / A still and quiet conscience. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Perfection category:

Every thing that grows / Holds in perfection but a little moment. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Performance category:

Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounce it to you, trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Pets category:

A Horse! A Horse! my kingdom for a horse! (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Philosophy category:

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Planning category:

Determine on some course more than a wild exposure to each chance. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Poetry category:

The truest poetry is the most feigning. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Poetry category:

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 poets pen turns them to shapes, and gives airy nothing a local habitation and a name. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Preparation category:

All things are ready, if our minds be so. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Procrastination category:

In delay there lies no plenty. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Procrastination category:

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well / It were done quickly. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Questions category:

To be or not to be – that is the question. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Repose category:

-Horatio on the death of Hamlet...
Now cracks a noble heart. / Good night, sweet prince, / And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Silence category:

Harp not on that string. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Silence category:

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Silence category:

Have more than thou showest, / Speak less than thou knowest. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Silence category:

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy if I could say how much. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Simplicity category:

Brevity is the soul of wit. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Sleep category:

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)

William Shakespeare - From the Standards category:

Comparisons are odious. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Thought category:

Be great in act, as you have been in thought. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Winning category:

Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Wisdom category:

To be wise and love / Exceeds man's might. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Wisdom category:

The Foole doth thinke he is wise, but the wiseman knowes himselfe to be a Foole. (William Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare - From the Work category:

If all the year were playing holidays, / To sport would be as tedious as to work. (William Shakespeare)



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Last modified: November 1, 2014