A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. But men are men; the best sometimes forget. But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. Death is a fearful thing. Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct. Expectation is the root of all heartache. Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice. God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. Hell is empty and all the devils are here. 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. How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child! How well he’s read, to reason against reading! I am not bound to please thee with my answer. I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
Quotes by William Shakespeare I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man. I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. I will praise any man that will praise me. 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. In a false quarrel there is no true valor. Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. In time we hate that which we often fear. It is a wise father that knows his own child. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything. Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage. Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes. My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy. Neither a borrower nor a lender be. No legacy is so rich as honesty. An overflow of good converts to bad. Poor and content is rich, and rich enough. Speak low, if you speak love.
Quotes by William Shakespeare Such as we are made of, such we be. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action. Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind. Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head. The course of true love never did run smooth. The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. The empty vessel makes the loudest sound. The golden age is before us, not behind us. As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport. There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. They do not love that do not show their love. This above all; to thine own self be true. To do a great right do a little wrong.
Quotes by William Shakespeare We know what we are, but know not what we may be. What’s done can’t be undone. What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools. As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him. Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast. With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. Words without thoughts never to heaven go. Be not afraid of greatness some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. Brevity is the soul of wit.