William Shakespeare was a 16th and 17th century English poet, playwright, and actor. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. His works have inspired generations of writer, poets and actors.
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In friendship, as in love, we are often happier through our ignorance than our knowledge.
I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!
If music be the food of love, play on.
To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.
Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
If we are true to ourselves, we cannot be false to anyone.
Words spoken cannot be recalled so think twice before you speak.
Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.
Women speak two languages - one of which is verbal.
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
We suffer a lot the few things we lack and we enjoy too little the many things we have.
Love is the greatest of dreams, yet the worst of nightmares.
Highly fed and lowly taught.
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?
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
My crown is in my heart, not on my head; not decked with diamonds and Indian stones, nor to be seen: my crown is called content, a crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
Never play with the feelings of others, because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for life time.
Let every man be master of his time.
And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed.
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
What a terrible era in which idiots govern the blind.
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
Have more than you show, speak less than you know.
Love does not see with the eyes, but with the soul.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
All things are ready, if our mind be so.
Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervour.
Time does not have the same appeal for every one.
A girl takes too much time to love and a few seconds to hate, but a boy takes a few seconds to love and too much time to hate.
A good heart 'is worth gold.
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.
What must be shall be.
You know who you are, but know not who you could be.
What's done can't be undone.
The Eyes are the window to your soul.
Some men never seem to grow old. Always active in thought, always ready to adopt new ideas, they are never chargeable with foggyism. Satisfied, yet ever dissatisfied, settled, yet ever unsettled, they always enjoy the best of what is, are the first to find the best of what will be
Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.
Tears water our growth.
A light heart lives long.
There's an old saying that applies to me: you can't lose a game if you don't play the game.
A smile cures the wounding of a frown.
Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.