William Shakespeare Quotes
- Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
- Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
- Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
- He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.
- I must be cruel only to be kind;
Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.
- I pray thee cease thy counsel,
Which falls into mine ears as profitless
as water in a sieve.
- Mine honour is my life; both grow in one; take honour from me and my life is done.
- My words fly up, my thoughts remain below.
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
- Lord, what fools these mortals be!
- Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.
- The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- Brevity is the soul of wit.
- Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war.
- How many ages hence
Shall this our lofty scene be acted over
In states unborn and accents yet unknown!
- Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
- And many strokes, though with a little axe,
Hew down and fell the hardest-timbered oak.