William Shakespeare Quotes


A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
Drink provokes the desire but takes away the performance.
Life is but a walking shadow,
a poor player that struts and
frets his hour upon the stage
and then is heard of no more.
It is a tale told by an idiot,
full of sound and fury,
signifying nothing.
Lord! We know what we are, but we know not what we may be.
What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.
Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell.
What time hath scanted men in hair, he hath given them in wit.
There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself.
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
I will praise any man that will praise me.
Heaven, the treasury of everlasting joy.
He that is proud eats up himself; pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle.
O, it is excellent
To have a giant's strength! But it is tyrannous
To use it like a giant.
Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.
We cannot all be masters.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.
I am not bound to please thee with my answer.
Time is the justice that examines all offenders. [As You Like It]
The devil can site Scripture for his purpose.
As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.
The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.
He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.
Would I were in an alehouse in London! I would give all my fame for a pot of ale, and safety.
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions!
If all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work;
But when they seldom come, they wished for come.

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