William Shakespeare Quotes & Wallpapers

William Shakespeare
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Therefore it is most expedient for the wise, if Don Worm (his conscience) find no impediment to the contrary, to be the trumpet of his own virtues, as I am to myself. William Shakespeare

If she be not honest, chaste, and true, there's no man happy. William Shakespeare

Slanders, sir, for the satirical rogue says here that old men have grey beards, that their faces are wrinkled, their eyes purging think amber and plum-tree gum, and that they have a plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams. William Shakespeare

My love is strengthen'd, though more weak in seeming; I love not less, though less the show appear: That love is merchandised whose rich esteeming The owner's tongue doth publish every where. William Shakespeare

If I were a woman I would kiss as many of you as had beards that pleased me, complexions that liked me and breaths that I defied not William Shakespeare

That strain again! It had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour! Enough; no more: 'Tis not so sweet as it was before. William Shakespeare

Fair Katherine, and most fair, Will you vouchsafe to teach a soldier terms Such as will enter at a lady's ear, And plead his love-suit to her gentle heart? William Shakespeare

The hand that hath made you fair hath made you good. William Shakespeare

As you from crimes would pardon'd be, Let your indulgence set me free. William Shakespeare

That's a valiant flea that dares eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion. William Shakespeare

I am such a tender ass, if my hair do but tickle me, I must scratch. William Shakespeare

If people knew how much I hated them, they'd love me for holding it in. William Shakespeare

My dear, dear Lord, The purest treasure mortal times afford Is spotless reputation; that away Men are but gilded loan or painted clay... Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my life is done. William Shakespeare

A goodly portly man, i' faith, and a corpulent; of a cheerful look, a pleasing eye, and a most noble carriage; and, as I think, his age some fifty, or, by'r Lady, inclining to threescore; and now I remember me, his name is Falstaff. William Shakespeare

Right joyous are we to behold your face, Most worthy brother England; fairly met! William Shakespeare

Do you take me for a sponge, my lord? hamlet: Ay, sir; that soaks up the king's countenance, his rewards, his authorities. But such officers do the king best service in the end: he keeps them, like an ape, in the corner of his jaw; first mouthed, to be last swallowed: when he needs what you have gleaned, it is but squeezing you, and, sponge, you shall be dry again. rosencrantz: I understand you not, my lord. hamlet: I am glad of it: a knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear. William Shakespeare

Short summers lightly have a forward spring. William Shakespeare

But till all graces be in one woman, one woman shall not come in my grace. Rich she shall be, that's certain; wise, or I'll none; virtuous, or I'll never cheapen her; fair, or I'll never look on her; mild, or come not near me; noble, or not I for an angel; of good discourse, and excellent musician and her hair shall be of what colour it shall please God. William Shakespeare

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. William Shakespeare

When you depart from me sorrow abides and happiness takes his leave. William Shakespeare

We strut and fret our hour upon the stage and then are no more. William Shakespeare

Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead, excessive grief the enemy to the living. William Shakespeare

He's all my exercise, my mirth, my matter. William Shakespeare

Men's faults do seldom to themselves appear. William Shakespeare

Be as thou wast wont to be. See as thou wast wont to see. William Shakespeare

Come give us a taste of your quality. William Shakespeare

Thus weary of the world, away she hies, And yokes her silver doves; by whose swift aid Their mistress mounted through the empty skies In her light chariot quickly is convey'd; Holding their course to Paphos, where their queen Means to immure herself and not be seen. William Shakespeare

Friendship is constant in all other things Save 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 witch Against whose charms faith melteth into blood. William Shakespeare

I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another: you jig, you amble, and you lisp, and nick-name God's creatures, and make your wantonness your ignorance. Go to, I'll no more on't; it hath made me mad. William Shakespeare

What is honour? a word. What is in that word honour? what is that honour? air. A trim reckoning! Who hath it? he that died o' Wednesday. Doth he feel it? no. Doth he hear it? no. William Shakespeare

Suit the action to the word : the word to the action : with this special observance that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. William Shakespeare

Sigh no more ladies, sigh no more, men were deceivers ever William Shakespeare

Time's the king of men; he's both their parent, and he is their grave, and gives them what he will, not what they crave. William Shakespeare

Grace and remembrance be to you both. William Shakespeare

Now join hands, and with your hands your hearts. William Shakespeare

O, the blood more stirs To rouse a lion than to start a hare! William Shakespeare

Danger knows full well that Caesar is more dangerous than he. We are two lions litter"d in one day, and I the elder and more terrible. William Shakespeare

And I did laugh sans intermission an hour by his dial. O noble fool, a worthy fool - motley's the only wear. William Shakespeare

Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood. William Shakespeare

This is the monstrosity in love, lady, that the will is infinite and the execution confined; that the desire is boundless, and the act a slave to limit. William Shakespeare

Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? William Shakespeare

To be or not to be that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the stings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take up arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing them, end them. William Shakespeare

When we mean to build, We first survey the plot, then draw the model. And when we see the figure of the house, Then must we rate the cost of the erection, Which if we find outweighs ability, What do we then but draw anew the model In fewer offices, or at least desist To build at all? William Shakespeare

I have seen tempests, when the scolding winds Have riv'd the knotty oaks, and I have seen The ambitious ocean swell and rage and foam, To be exalted with the threat'ning clouds But never till tonight, never till now, Did I go through a tempest dropping fire. William Shakespeare

Fall to them, as you find your stomach serves you: No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en;- In brief, sir, study what you most affect. William Shakespeare

Then get thee gone and dig my grave thyself, And bid the merry bells ring to thine ear That thou are crowned, not that I am dead. William Shakespeare

To leave this keen encounter of our wits, and fall somewhat into a slower method. William Shakespeare

O heavens! that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolutions of the times Make mountains level, and the continent, (Weary of solid firmness,) melt itself Into the sea. William Shakespeare

Divinely bent to meditation; And in no worldly suits would he be mov'd, To draw him from his holy exercise. William Shakespeare

My mind gave me, In seeking tales and informations Against this man, whose honesty the devil And his disciples only envy at, Ye blew the fire that burns ye: now have at ye! William Shakespeare

You thus employed, I will go root away The noisome weeds which without profit suck The soil's fertility from wholesome flowers. William Shakespeare

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

Now by the jealous queen of heaven, that kiss I carried from thee, dear; my true lip hath virgined it ever since. William Shakespeare

In his livery Walk'd crowns and crownets; realms and islands were As plates dropp'd from his pocket. William Shakespeare

Besides, he tells me that if peradventure He speak against me on the adverse side, I should not think it strange, for 'tis a physic That's bitter to sweet end. William Shakespeare

By the apostle Paul, shadows to-night Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers Armed in proof and led by shallow Richmond. William Shakespeare

When law can do no right, Let it be lawful that law bar no wrong. William Shakespeare

Blessed are those whose blood and judgment are so well commingled that they are not a pipe for Fortune's finger to sound what stop she please. William Shakespeare

The spirit that I have seen May be a devil, and the devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. William Shakespeare

We do not act that often jest and laugh; 'Tis old but true, 'Still swine eats all the draff. William Shakespeare

The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night, Checkering the eastern clouds with streaks of light. William Shakespeare

Why, all the souls that are were forfeit once; And He that might the vantage best have took Found out the remedy. William Shakespeare

O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood! William Shakespeare

Believe me, lords, my tender years can tell Civil dissension is a viperous worm That gnaws the bowels of the commonwealth. William Shakespeare

Make false hair, and thatch your poor thin roofs with burthens of the dead. William Shakespeare

To thee I do commend my watchful soul Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes: Sleeping and waking. William Shakespeare

Tis well said again, And 'tis a kind of good deed to say well; And yet words are no deeds. William Shakespeare

Yea, at that very moment Consideration like an angel came And whipped th' offending Adam out of him, Leaving his body as a paradise T' envelop and contain celestial spirits. William Shakespeare

Ah! when the means are gone that buy this praise, The breath is gone whereof this praise is made. William Shakespeare

Tis our fast intent To shake all cares and business from our age, Conferring them on younger strengths, while we Unburden'd crawl toward death. William Shakespeare



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