Divinely bent to meditation; And in no worldly suits would he be mov'd, To draw him from his holy exercise.
He is divinely bent on meditation.
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?
Like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt.
A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet.
So dear I love him that with him, All deaths I could endure. Without him, live no life.
No metal can--no, not the hangman's axe--bear half the keenness of thy sharp envy.
The worst is not so long as we can say, "This is the worst."
Present fears are less than horrible imaginings
Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.
Come, night; come, Romeo; come, thou day in night; For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night Whiter than new snow upon a raven's back.
There is no vice so simple but assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
Literature is a comprehensive essence of the intellectual life of a nation.