William Shakespeare Quotes & Wallpapers

William Shakespeare
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You fools: I and my fellows Are ministers of Fate. The elements, Of whom your swords are tempered, may as well Wound the loud winds, or with bemocked-at stabs Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish One dowle that's in my plume. William Shakespeare
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Was ever woman in this humor wooed? Was ever woman in this humor won? William Shakespeare
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Who has a breast so pure but some uncleanly apprehensions keep leets and law-days and in session sit with meditations lawful? William Shakespeare
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There is an old poor man Who after me hath many a weary step Limped in pure love. Till he be first sufficed, Oppressed with two weak evils, age and hunger, I will not touch a bit. William Shakespeare
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May be he is not well. Infirmity doth neglect all office Whereto our health is bound. William Shakespeare
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Painting is welcome. The painting is almost the natural man; For since dishonor traffics with man's nature He is but outside; these pencilled figures are Even such as they give out. William Shakespeare
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Yet thanks I must you con That you are thieves professed, that you work not In holier shapes; for there is boundless theft In limited professions. William Shakespeare
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The flighty purpose never is o'ertook Unless the deed go with it. William Shakespeare
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What! we have many goodly days to see: The liquid drops of tears that you have shed Shall come again, transformed to orient pearl, Advantaging their love with interest Of ten times double gain of happiness. William Shakespeare
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If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me; I had it from my father. William Shakespeare
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The woosel cock so black of hue, With orange-tawny bill, The throstle with his note so true, The wren with little quill - ... The finch, the sparrow, and the lark, The plain-song cuckoo grey, Whose note full many a man doth mark, And dares not answer nay. William Shakespeare
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You can play no part but Pyramus; for Pyramus is a sweet-faced man, a proper man as one shall see in a summer's day, a most lovely gentlemanlike man. William Shakespeare
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Go in and cheer the town. We'll forth and fight; Do deeds worth praise and tell you them at night. William Shakespeare
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Great griefs, I see, med'cine the less, for Cloten Is quite forgot. William Shakespeare
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Unnatural deeds Do breed unnatural troubles. Infected minds To their deaf pillow will discharge their secrets. William Shakespeare
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They do not abuse the king that flatter him. For flattery is the bellows blows up sin; The thing the which is flattered, but a spark To which that blast gives heat and stronger glowing; Whereas reproof, obedient and in order, Fits kings as they are men, for they may err. William Shakespeare
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Diseased nature oftentimes breaks forth In strange eruptions; oft the teeming earth Is with a kind of colic pinched and vexed By the imprisoning of unruly wind Within the womb, which, for enlargement striving, Shakes the old beldame earth and topples down Steeples and mossgrown towers. William Shakespeare
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Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear, Or, like a fairy, trip upon the green, Or, like a nymph, with long dishevelled hair, Dance on the sands, and yet no footing seen. Love is a spirit all compact of fire, Not gross to sink, but light, and will aspire. William Shakespeare
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Let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings: How some have been depos'd, some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have depos'd, Some poison'd by their wives, some sleeping kill'd, All murder'd. William Shakespeare
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One that goes with him; I love him for his sake, And yet I know him a notorious liar, Think him a great way fool, solely a coward. Yet these fixed evils sit so fit in him That they take place when virtue's steely bones Look bleak i' th' cold wind; withal, full oft we see Cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly. William Shakespeare
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Thou wear a lion's hide! doff it for shame, And hang a calf's skin on those recreant limbs. William Shakespeare
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What thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst wrongly win. William Shakespeare
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Hark, hark! I hear The strain of strutting chanticleer Cry cock-a-diddle-dowe. William Shakespeare
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Fate, show your force; ourselves we do not owe. What is decreed must be - and be this so! William Shakespeare
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Would I were with him, wheresome'er he is, either in heaven or in hell! William Shakespeare
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My May of life is fallen into the sear, the yellow leaf; and that which should accompany old age, as honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have; but in their stead, curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath which the poor heart would fain deny and dare not. William Shakespeare
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How irksome is this music to my heart! When such strings jar, what hope of harmony? William Shakespeare
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Such a noise arose as the shrouds make at sea in a stiff tempest, as loud and to as many tunes, - hats, cloaks, doublets, I think, flew up; and had their faces been loose, this day they had been lost. William Shakespeare
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Our poesy is as a Gum, which oozes From whence 'tis nourish'd: The fire i' the flint Shows not till it be struck; our gentle Flame Provokes itself, and, like the current, flies Each bound it chafes. William Shakespeare
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What think you, if he were conveyed to bed, Wrapped in sweet clothes, rings put upon his fingers, A most delicious banquet by his bed, And brave attendants near him when he wakes, Would not the beggar then forget himself? William Shakespeare
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You have seen Sunshine and rain at once - her smiles and tears Were like, a better way: those happy smilets That played on her ripe lip seemed not to know What guests were in her eyes, which parted thence As pearls from diamonds dropped. William Shakespeare
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Love thyself last, cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. William Shakespeare
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The sweets we wish for, turn to loathed sours, Even in the moment that we call them ours. William Shakespeare
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They are as gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet, Not wagging his sweet head; and yet as rough, Their royal blood enchafed, as the rud'st wind That by the top doth take the mountain pine And make him stoop to th' vale. William Shakespeare
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Here, here, and everywhere, he leaves and takes, Dexterity so obeying appetite That what he will he does, and does so much That proof is called impossibility. William Shakespeare
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Proper deformity seems not in the fiend so horrid as in woman. William Shakespeare
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A woman impudent and mannish grown Is not more loath'd than an effeminate man. William Shakespeare
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Their perfume lost, Take these again, for to the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. William Shakespeare
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Prithee go hence, Or I shall show the cinders of my spirits Through th' ashes of my chance. William Shakespeare
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These earthly godfathers of heaven's light, That give a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their shining nights Than those that walk and wot not what they are. William Shakespeare
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Rather let my head Stoop to the block than these knees bow to any Save to the God of heaven and to my king. William Shakespeare
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He is come to open The purple testament of bleeding war. William Shakespeare
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Now I think on't, They should be good men, their affairs are righteous; But all hoods make not monks. William Shakespeare
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Forty thousand brothers Could not with all their quantity of love Make up my sum. William Shakespeare
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Gard'ner, for telling me these news of woe, Pray God the plants thou graft'st may never grow. William Shakespeare
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The better sort, As thoughts of things divine, are intermixed With scruples, and do set the word itself Against the word: As thus, 'Come, little one,' and then again, 'It is as hard to come as for a camel To thread the postern of a small needle's eye. William Shakespeare
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Come, we burn daylight, ho! Nay, that's not so. I mean, sir, in delay We waste our lights in vain, like lamps by day. William Shakespeare
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The king's a beggar, now the play is done. All is well ended if this suit be won, That you express content; which we will pay With strife to please you, day exceeding day. Ours be your patience then, and yours our parts; Your gentle hands lend us, and take our hearts. William Shakespeare
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Then with the losers let it sympathize, For nothing can seem foul to those that win. William Shakespeare
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She swore, i' faith, 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange; 'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful. William Shakespeare
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When my love swears that she is made of truth I do believe her, though I know she lies, That she might think me some untutored youth. William Shakespeare
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Left her in her tears, and dried not one of them with his comfort; swallowed his vows whole, pretending in her discoveries of dishonor; in few, bestowed here on her own lamentation, which she yet wears for his sake; and he, a marble to her tears, is washed with them, but relents not. William Shakespeare
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Sometimes she driveth o'er a soldier's neck, And then dreams he of cutting foreign throats, Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades, Of healths five fathom deep; and then anon Drums in his ear, at which he starts and wakes, And being thus frighted, swears a prayer or tow And sleeps again. William Shakespeare
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Some book there is that she desires to see. Which is it, girl, of these? Open them, boy. But thou art deeper read and better skilled: Come and take choice of all my library, And so beguile thy sorrow, till the heavens Reveal the damned contriver of this deed. William Shakespeare
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Here's flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun And with him rises weeping: these are flowers Of middle summer, and I think they are given To men of middle age. William Shakespeare
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O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts! William Shakespeare
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O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down And steep my sense in forgetfulness? William Shakespeare
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O tiger's heart wrapp'd in a woman's hide! William Shakespeare
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Not all the water in the rough rude sea Can wash the balm off from an anointed king. William Shakespeare
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It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear- Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear. William Shakespeare
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We have heard the chimes at midnight. William Shakespeare
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Ay, springes to catch woodcocks. William Shakespeare
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A king of shreds and patches. William Shakespeare
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What is love? 'Tis not hereafter, Present mirth hath present laughter: What's to come is still unsure. In delay there lies no plenty, Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty: Youth's a stuff will not endure. William Shakespeare
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To be wise and love Exceeds man's might. William Shakespeare
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O sir, you are old: Nature in you stands on the very verge Of her confine. William Shakespeare
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And my poor fool is hanged. No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life And thou no breath at all? O thou'lt come no more Never, never, never, never, never. William Shakespeare
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Look like th'innocent flower, But be the serpent under't. William Shakespeare
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Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. William Shakespeare
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Unbidden guests Are often welcomest when they are gone. William Shakespeare
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