William Shakespeare

Country United Kingdom
Born Sunday, 26 April 1564
Quotes 675
William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
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To be slow in words is a woman's only virtue. Uncategorized
Love's best habit is a soothing tongue. Uncategorized
If that the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move To live with thee and be thy love. Uncategorized
How hard it is for women to keep counsel! Uncategorized
Have you not heard it said full oft, a woman's nay doth stand for naught. Uncategorized
Crabbed age and youth cannot live together. Uncategorized
Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good; A shining gloss that vadeth suddenly; A flower that dies when first it 'gins to bud; A brittle glass that's broken presently: A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, Lost, vaded, broken, dead within the hour. Uncategorized
Ask me no reason why I love you; for though Love use Reason for his physician, he admits him not for his counsellor. Uncategorized
If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another...upon familiarity will grow more contempt. Uncategorized
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. Uncategorized
To do a great right, do a little wrong. Uncategorized
The quality of mercy is not strain'd, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. Uncategorized
I do oppose my patience to his fury, and am arm'd to suffer with a quietness of spirit, the very tyranny and rage of his. Uncategorized
There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts. Uncategorized
Ornament is but the guiled shore to a most dangerous sea. Uncategorized
Look on beauty, and you shall see 'tis purchased by the weight. Uncategorized
Young in limbs, in judgement old. Uncategorized
The fool multitude, that choose by show, not learning more than the fond eye doth teach. Uncategorized
The ancient saying is no heresy, hanging and wiving goes by destiny. Uncategorized
Love is blind, and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit. Uncategorized