Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once.
Jesters do often prove prophets.
Joy delights in Joy.
Rich honesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a poor house; as your pearl in a foul oyster.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
In such business
Action is eloquence, and the eyes of th’ ignorant
More learned than the ears.
To be or not to be, that is the question.
If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work: but when they seldom come, they wished for come, and nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.
Topics: One liners, Holidays, Perspective, Pleasure
Doubt that the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt love.
There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself.
Beware of entrance to a quarrel; but, being in, bear it that the opposer may beware of thee.
Do you know what a man is? Are not birth, beauty, good shape, discourse, manhood, learning, gentleness, virtue, youth, liberality, and such like, the spice and salt that season a man?
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
Glendower:I can call spirits from the vasty deep. Hotspur:Why, so can I, or so can any man;But will they come when you do call for them?
My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
This was the noblest Roman of them all.
All the conspirators save only he
Did that they did in envy of great Caesar.
He only in a general honest thought
And common good to all, made one of them.
His life was gentle, and the elements
So mixed in him that Nature might stand up
And say to all the world, “This was a man.”
Thus we play the fool with the time and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds and mock us.
My crown is in my heart, not on my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: My crown is called content: A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy.
Topics: Gratitude, Contentment, Blessings, Appreciation, Happiness, Reality, Opportunities
While thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard it seems to me most strange that men should fear seeing that death a necessary end will come when it will come.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to no one.
Hear the meaning within the word.
So farewell—to the little good you bear me.
Farewell? a long farewell to all my greatness!
This is the state of man: to-day he puts forth
The tender leaves of hopes, to-morrow blossoms,
And bears his blushing honors thick upon him;
The third day comes a frost, a killing frost,
And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely
His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root,
And then he falls as I do.
I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
To thine own self be true.
Whereof whats past is prologue, what to comeIn yours and my discharge.
I am in blood
Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,
Returning were as tedious as go oer.
This above all—to thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Topics: Integrity, Truth, Being Ourselves, Courage, Individuality
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