William Shakespeare Quotes & Wallpapers

William Shakespeare
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This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror. William Shakespeare

While you live tell truth and shame the devil. William Shakespeare

Assume a virtue, if you have it not. William Shakespeare

Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear. William Shakespeare

For 'tis the sport to have the engineer Hoist with his own petard... William Shakespeare

The rest is silence. William Shakespeare

If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work. William Shakespeare

He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolen, Let him not know 't, and he's not robb'd at all. William Shakespeare

Though it be honest, it is never good to bring bad news: give to a gracious message an host of tongues; but let ill tidings tell themselves when they be felt. William Shakespeare

My age is as a lusty winter, frosty, but kindly. William Shakespeare

Love's reason's without reason. William Shakespeare

A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm. William Shakespeare

If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly. William Shakespeare

You shall more command with years than with your weapons. William Shakespeare

My reason, the physician to my love, angry that his prescriptions are not kept, hath left me. William Shakespeare

Though men can cover crimes with bold stern looks, poor women's faces are their own faults' books. William Shakespeare

Frame your mind to mirth and merriment, which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life. William Shakespeare

How ever do we praise ourselves, our fancies are more giddy and uniform, more longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn, than women's are. William Shakespeare

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

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

O tiger's heart wrapp'd in a woman's hide! William Shakespeare

Not all the water in the rough rude sea Can wash the balm off from an anointed king. William Shakespeare

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

We have heard the chimes at midnight. William Shakespeare

Ay, springes to catch woodcocks. William Shakespeare

A king of shreds and patches. William Shakespeare

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

To be wise and love Exceeds man's might. William Shakespeare

O sir, you are old: Nature in you stands on the very verge Of her confine. William Shakespeare

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

Look like th'innocent flower, But be the serpent under't. William Shakespeare

Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. William Shakespeare

Unbidden guests Are often welcomest when they are gone. William Shakespeare

If thou rememb'rest not the slightest folly That ever love did make thee run into, Thou hast not loved. William Shakespeare

Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core. William Shakespeare

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

Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. William Shakespeare

These earthly godfathers of Heaven's lights, 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

Can such things be And overcome us like a summer's cloud, Without our special wonder? William Shakespeare

Be sure of it; give me the ocular proof. William Shakespeare

And simple truth miscalled simplicity, And captive good attending captain ill. William Shakespeare

How camest thou in this pickle? William Shakespeare

A goodly apple rotten at the heart. O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath! William Shakespeare

Write till your ink be dry, and with your tears Moist it again, and frame some feeling line That may discover such integrity. William Shakespeare

Those girls of Italy, take heed of them. They say our French lack language to deny If they demand. William Shakespeare

Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter shade To shepherds looking on their silly sheep, Than doth a rich embroidered canopy To kings that fear their subjects' treachery? William Shakespeare

Out of her favour, where I am in love. William Shakespeare

Now see that noble and most sovereign reason, Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh. William Shakespeare

Kent. Where's the king? Gent. Contending with the fretful elements; Bids the wind blow the earth into the sea, Or swell the curled waters 'bove the main, That things might change or cease; tears his white hair, Which the impetuous blasts, with eyeless rage, Catch in their fury and make nothing of; Strives in his little world of man to outscorn The to-and-fro-conflicting wind and rain. This night, wherein the cub-drawn bear would couch, The lion and the belly-pinched wolf Keep their fur dry, unbonneted he runs, And bids what will take all. William Shakespeare

Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love. William Shakespeare

Twas a clever quibble. Here, a garment for it. William Shakespeare

[Thou] mad mustachio purple-hued maltworms! William Shakespeare

Do thou amend thy face, and I'll amend my life. William Shakespeare

The pow'r I have on you is to spare you / The malice towards you, to forgive you. Posthumus William Shakespeare

He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she; And she a fair divided excellence, Whose fullness of perfection lies in him. William Shakespeare

For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings... William Shakespeare

So wise so young, they say, do never live long. William Shakespeare

I have set my life upon a cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die. William Shakespeare

Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment. William Shakespeare

This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? William Shakespeare

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine. William Shakespeare

Scratching could not make it worse. . . such a face as yours. William Shakespeare

I would we were all of one mind, and one mind good. William Shakespeare

Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is! (Act 1, scene 1) William Shakespeare

Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall. William Shakespeare

Charity itself fulfills the law. And who can sever love from charity? William Shakespeare

Now he'll outstare the lightning. To be furious Is to be frightened out of fear. William Shakespeare

Great floods have flown From simple sources. William Shakespeare

Our praises are our wages. William Shakespeare

A miracle. Here's our own hands against our hearts. Come, I will have thee, but by this light I take thee for pity. Beatrice: I would not deny you, but by this good day, I yield upon great persuasion, and partly to save your life, for I was told you were in a consumption. Benedick: Peace. I will stop your mouth. William Shakespeare



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