William Shakespeare Quotes & Wallpapers

William Shakespeare
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Kiss me, Kate, we shall be married o'Sunday William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate... When in eternal lines to time thou growst So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. William Shakespeare

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain, But Lust's effect is tempest after sun; Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain, Lust's winter comes ere summer half be done; Love surfeits not, Lust like a glutton dies; Love is all truth, Lust full of forged lies. William Shakespeare

O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou has no name to be known by, let us call thee devil....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

Flower of this purple dye, Hit with Cupid's archery, Sink in apple of his eye. William Shakespeare

Then will I raise aloft the milk-white rose. For whose sweet smell the air shall be perfumed. William Shakespeare

And I will make it felony to drink small beer. William Shakespeare

My crown is in my heart, not on my head. William Shakespeare

O world, how apt the poor are to be proud! William Shakespeare

Farewell, good Salisbury, and good luck go with thee! William Shakespeare

As good luck would have it, comes in one Mistress Page, gives intelligence of Ford's approach, and in her invention, and Ford's wife's distraction, they conveyed me into a buck-basket. William Shakespeare

Farewell, my sister, fare thee well. The elements be kind to thee, and make Thy spirits all of comfort: fare thee well. William Shakespeare

Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water. William Shakespeare

Words, vows, gifts, tears, and love's full sacrifice, He offers in another's enterprise; But more in Troilus thousand-fold I see Than in the glass of Pandar's praise may be, Yet hold I off. William Shakespeare

We must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures. William Shakespeare

Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. William Shakespeare

How wayward is this foolish love that, like a testy babe, will scratch the nurse and presently, all humble, kiss the rod. William Shakespeare

Thoughts are but dreams till their effects are tried. William Shakespeare

Adieu! I have too grieved a heart to take a tedious leave. William Shakespeare

And all my mother came into mine eyes And gave me up to tears. William Shakespeare

Drink, sir, is a great provoker of three things . . . nose-painting, sleep, and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes; it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance. William Shakespeare

I say, without characters, fame lives long. William Shakespeare

You great benefactors, sprinkle our society with thankfulness. For your own gifts, make yourselves praised: William Shakespeare

I find my zenith doth depend upon A most auspicious star, whose influence If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes Will ever after droop. William Shakespeare

They that have voice of lions and act of hares,-are they not monsters? William Shakespeare

Like one who draws the model of a house beyond his power to build it who, half through, gives o'er, and leaves his part-created cost a naked subject to the weeping clouds. William Shakespeare

Against ill chances men are ever merry, But heaviness foreruns the good event. William Shakespeare

As chaste as is the bud ere it be blown. William Shakespeare

Tis a blushing shame-faced spirit that mutinies in a man's bosom. It fills a man full of obstacles. It made me once restore a purse of gold that (by chance) I found. It beggars any man that keeps it. William Shakespeare

Be lion-mettled, proud, and take no care Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are! William Shakespeare

If is a custom, More honor'd in the breach than the observance. William Shakespeare

The tyrant custom, most grave senators, Hath made the flinty and steel couch of war My thrice-driven bed of down. William Shakespeare

Yon grey lines That fret the clouds are messengers of day. William Shakespeare

Extremity is the trier of spirits. William Shakespeare

Fairies, black, grey, green, and white, You moonshine revellers, and shades of night, You orphan heirs of fixed destiny, Attend your office and your quality. William Shakespeare

Farewell the tranquil mind! farewell content! Farewell the plumed troops, and the big wars That make ambition virtue. William Shakespeare

Nothing routs us but the villainy of our fears. William Shakespeare

No visor does become black villainy so well as soft and tender flattery. William Shakespeare

A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' th' forest, A motley fool! a miserable world! As I do live by food, I met a fool Who laid him down and basked him in the sun And railed on Lady Fortune in good terms, In good set terms, and yet a motley fool. William Shakespeare

How lush and lusty the grass looks! how green! William Shakespeare

A plague of sighing and grief! It blows a man up like a bladder. William Shakespeare

Grief hath two tongues; and never woman yet Could rule them both without ten women's wit. William Shakespeare

The earth, that is nature's mother, is her tomb. William Shakespeare

Haste is needful in a desperate case. William Shakespeare

By a divine instinct, men's minds mistrust ensuing danger; as, by proof, we see the waters swell before a boisterous storm. William Shakespeare

Let them obey that knows not how to rule. William Shakespeare

Ay, Much is the force of heaven-bred poesy. William Shakespeare

A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing. William Shakespeare

Know more than other. Work more than other. Expect less than other William Shakespeare

The painful warrior famous for fight, After a thousand victories, once foil'd, Is from the books of honor razed quite, And all the rest forgot for which he toil'd William Shakespeare

And thence from Athens turn away our eyes To seek new friends and stranger companies. William Shakespeare

I have almost forgotten the taste of fears: The time has been, my senses would have cool'd to hear a night-shriek; and my fell of hair would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir as life were in't: I have supt full with horrors; Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts, cannot once start me. William Shakespeare

These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite. Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. William Shakespeare

To go to bed after midnight is to go to bed betimes William Shakespeare

Oh why rebuke you him that loves you so? / Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe. William Shakespeare

Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she. . . . William Shakespeare

Benvolio- "By my head, here come the Capulets." Mercutio- "By my heel, I care not. William Shakespeare

I will be brief. Your noble son is mad. William Shakespeare

Antonio: Will you stay no longer? nor will you not that I go with you? Sebastian: By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly over me; the malignancy of my fate might, perhaps, distemper yours; therefore I shall crave of you your leave that I may bear my evils alone. It were a bad recompense for your love to lay any of them on you. William Shakespeare

I can hardly forbear hurling things at him. William Shakespeare

Nice customs curtsy to great kings. William Shakespeare

Dumb jewels often, in their silent kind, more than quick words, do move a woman's mind. William Shakespeare

Good things should be praised. William Shakespeare

All pride is willing pride. William Shakespeare

I am one, my liege, Whom the vile blows and buffets of the world Have so incensed that I am reckless what I do to spite the world. William Shakespeare

Sin, that amends, is but patched with virtue. William Shakespeare

You have lost no reputation at all, unless you repute yourself such a loser. William Shakespeare

Pleasure and revenge Have ears more deaf than adders to the voice Of any true decision. William Shakespeare

O, let my books be then the eloquence And dumb presagers of my speaking breast, Who plead for love, and look for recompense, More than that tongue that more hath more expressed. William Shakespeare

I cannot but remember such things were that were most precious to me. William Shakespeare



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