William Shakespeare Quotes & Wallpapers

William Shakespeare
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Some devils ask but the parings of one's nail, A rush, a hair, a drop of blood, a pin, A nut, a cherry stone; But she, more covetous, would have a chain. Master, be wise; and if you give it her, The devil will shake her chain and fright us with it. William Shakespeare

All, with one consent, praise newborn gauds, though they are made and moulded of things past. William Shakespeare

Beware of entrance to a quarrel; but, being in, bear it, that the opposer may beware of thee. William Shakespeare

Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in Venice: but his reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you seek all day ere you find them; and when you have them, they are not worth the search. William Shakespeare

Still as the peaceful walks of ancient night; silent as are the lamps that burn on tombs. William Shakespeare

Tis pity bounty had not eyes behind, That man might ne'er be wretched for his mind. William Shakespeare

War 'twixt you twain would be as if the world should cleave, and that slain men should solder up the rift. William Shakespeare

I prithee take the cork out of thy mouth, that I may drink thy tidings. William Shakespeare

We cannot weigh our brother with ourself: Great men may jest with saints: 'tis wit in them, But in the less foul profanation. William Shakespeare

There's some ill planet reigns. I must be patient till the heavens look With an aspect more favorable. William Shakespeare

Taste your legs, sire: put them into motion. William Shakespeare

When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind oppresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress. William Shakespeare

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now; your gambols, your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? Quite chap-fallen? Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come. William Shakespeare

I am not merry; but I do beguile The thing I am, by seeming otherwise. William Shakespeare

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? William Shakespeare

From the still-vexed Bermoothes. William Shakespeare

What power is it which mounts my love so high, that makes me see, and cannot feed mine eye? William Shakespeare

Wishers were ever fools. William Shakespeare

O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew! Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God! God! How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world! William Shakespeare

How absolute the knave is! we must speak by the card, or equivocation will undo us. William Shakespeare

Trust not him that has once broken faith. William Shakespeare

The common herd. William Shakespeare

Matter and impertinency mix'd! Reason in madness! William Shakespeare

The expedition of my violent love outrun the pauser, reason. William Shakespeare

The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope. William Shakespeare

There is a devilish mercy in the judge, if you'll implore it, that will free your life, but fetter you till death. William Shakespeare

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were decievers ever,- One foot in the sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never. William Shakespeare

Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial. William Shakespeare

Show me a mistress that is passing fair, what doth her beauty serve but as a note where I may read who pass'd that passing fair? William Shakespeare

Women being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the walls. William Shakespeare

Swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable. William Shakespeare

I would forget it fain; But, O, it presses to my memory, like damned guilty deeds to a sinners mind. William Shakespeare

When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine, that all the world will be in love with night, and pay no worship to the garish sun. William Shakespeare

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red... I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound. William Shakespeare

Ruin has taught me to ruminate, That Time will come and take my love away. This thought is as a death, which cannot choose But weep to have that which it fears to lose. William Shakespeare

A woman mov'd is like a fountain troubled, muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty. William Shakespeare

Ornament is but the guiled shore to a most dangerous sea. William Shakespeare

It easeth some, though none it ever cured, to think their dolour others have endured. William Shakespeare

A merry heart goes all the day, your sad tires in a mile-a. William Shakespeare

My heart suspects more than mine eye can see. William Shakespeare

Oft expectation fails, and most oft there Where most it promises. William Shakespeare

As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last, Writ in remembrance more than things long past. William Shakespeare

He jests at scars that never felt a wound. But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun! William Shakespeare

O for a falconer's voice To lure this tassel-gentle back again. William Shakespeare

I am the very pink of courtesy. William Shakespeare

Tempt not a desperate man. William Shakespeare

How oft when men are at the point of death Have they been merry! William Shakespeare

At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. Then, the whining school-boy with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. William Shakespeare

For Brutus is an honorable man; So are they all, all honorable men. William Shakespeare

You all did see, that on the Lupercal I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition? William Shakespeare

This day is called the feast of Crispian. He that outlives this day and comes safe home Will stand a-tiptoe when this day is named And rouse him at the name of Crispian. William Shakespeare

Not a mouse stirring. William Shakespeare

In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets. William Shakespeare

I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand an end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. William Shakespeare

Rest, rest, perturbed spirit. William Shakespeare

The play, I remember, pleased not the million, 'twas caviare to the general. William Shakespeare

Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue. William Shakespeare

A minist'ring angel shall my sister be When thou liest howling. William Shakespeare

Let still the woman take An elder than herself; so wears she to him, So sways she level in her husband's heart. William Shakespeare

Come away, come away death, And in sad cypress let me be laid. William Shakespeare

And of the cannibals that each other eat, The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders. William Shakespeare

To suckle fools, and chronicle small beer. William Shakespeare

Here is my journey's end, here is my butt And very sea-mark of my utmost sail. William Shakespeare

[Lear:] So young and so untender? [Cordelia:] So young, my lord, and true. William Shakespeare

Take physic, pomp, Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel. William Shakespeare

Mine enemy's dog Though he had bit me should have stood that night Against my fire. William Shakespeare

Vex not his ghost; O, let him pass. He hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer. William Shakespeare

A sailor's wife had chestnuts in her lap, And mounch'd, and mounch'd, and mounch'd: 'Give me,' quoth I:- 'Aroynt thee, witch!' the rump-fed ronyon cries. William Shakespeare

Two truths are told, As happy prologues to the swelling act Of the imperial theme. William Shakespeare

Nothing in his life Became him like the leaving it. William Shakespeare



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