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I count myself in nothing else so happy - as in a soul remembering my good friends.
William Shakespeare, King Richard II

A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, never in the tongue of him that makes
it.
William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida

Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper sprinkle cool patience.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
William Shakespeare, Romeo And Juliet

O, what may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!
William Shakespeare, Measure For Measure

Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold.
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;
Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.
William Shakespeare, Sonnet XCIV

Trust not him that has once broken faith.
William Shakespeare, Henry VI

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus

Love's best habit is a soothing tongue.
William Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without
deserving.
William Shakespeare, Othello

Drink provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be
morrow.
William Shakespeare, Romeo And Juliet

Many that are not mad have, sure, more lack of reason.
William Shakespeare, Measure For Measure

What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time be but sleep and feed? A beast,
no more.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Strong reasons make strong actions.
William Shakespeare, King John

The expedition of my violent love outrun the pauser, reason.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

But wander on, till truth makes all things plain.
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
William Shakespeare, The Merchant Of Venice

Blow, blow, thou winter wind! Thou art not so unkind as Man's ingratitude.
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright,
Who art as black as hell, and dark as night.
William Shakespeare, Sonnet CXLVII

Virtue is chok'd with foul ambition.
William Shakespeare, Henry VI

To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Ingratitude is monstrous, and for the multitude to be ingrateful, were to make a monster of
the multitude.
William Shakespeare, Coriolanus

Though men can cover crimes with bold stern looks, poor women's faces are their own faults'
books.
William Shakespeare, The Rape Of Lucrece

But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Do not cast away an honest man for a villain's accusation.
William Shakespeare, Henry VI

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
William Shakespeare, Cymbeline

An old man is twice a child.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Make not your thoughts your prisons.
William Shakespeare, Antony And Cleopatra

I wasted time, and now doth time wate me.
William Shakespeare, Richard II

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
William Shakespeare, The Tempest

Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.
William Shakespeare, Timon Of Athens

Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.
William Shakespeare, Henry VIII

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove,
O, no! It is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his ending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116

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