William Shakespeare Quotes

And then I stole all courtesy from heaven, And dressed myself in such humility That I did pluck allegiance from men's hearts, Loud shouts and salutations from their mouths Even in the presence of the crowned king.

William Shakespeare

Supposition all our lives shall be stuck full of eyes; For treason is but trusted like the fox, Who, ne'er so tame, so cherished and locked up, Will have a wild trick of his ancestors.

William Shakespeare

After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst. Nor steel nor poison, malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing can touch him further.

William Shakespeare

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York.

William Shakespeare

Base men being in love have then a nobility in their natures more than is native to them.

William Shakespeare

Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word.

William Shakespeare

But that your royal pleasure must be done, This act is as an ancient tale new told, And in the last repeating troublesome, Being urged at a time unreasonable.

William Shakespeare

In delay there lies no plenty.

William Shakespeare

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

William Shakespeare

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan doth oft lose both itself and friend.

William Shakespeare

I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable.

William Shakespeare

This the curse of service: Preferment goes by letter and affection, and not by old gradation, where each second stood heir to the first.

William Shakespeare

How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes deeds ill done!

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

This above all - to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as night follows day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

William Shakespeare

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.

William Shakespeare
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