William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

Absence from those we love is self from self – a deadly banishment.

As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!

But men are men; the best sometimes forget.

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.

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.

Boldness be my friend.

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.

An overflow of good converts to bad.

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.