+ 519 And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.
Jaques, Act II, scene vii.
Hamlet (1600–1) William Shakespeare
+ 287 Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare
+ 275 As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. William Shakespeare
+ 162 A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare
+ 207 Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare
+ 248 All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. William Shakespeare
+ 209 If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? William Shakespeare
+ 231 This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. William Shakespeare
+ 199 Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow. William Shakespeare
+ 177 Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare
+ 180 When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. William Shakespeare
+ 200 What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare
+ 187 The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare, As You Like It
+ 218 God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty! William Shakespeare
+ 182 He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself. William Shakespeare
+ 201 How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees. William Shakespeare
+ 168 I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart: but the saying is true 'The empty vessel makes the greatest sound'. William Shakespeare
+ 214 I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience. William Shakespeare
+ 182 In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility. William Shakespeare
+ 201 Mine honour is my life; both grow in one; take honour from me and my life is done. William Shakespeare
+ 139 I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind. William Shakespeare
+ 204 Love me or hate me,
both are in my favour..
If you love me,
I'll always be in your heart,
if you hate me,
I'll always be in your mind.