Friday, August 22, 2008


  1. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
  2. A friend i'the court is better than a penny in purse.
  3. A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.William Shakespeare
  4. A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
  5. Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.William Shakespeare
  6. Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!William Shakespeare
  7. 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.William Shakespeare
  8. Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.William Shakespeare
  9. An overflow of good converts to bad.William Shakespeare
  10. And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.William Shakespeare
  11. And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.William Shakespeare
  12. As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.William Shakespeare
  13. As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.William Shakespeare
  14. As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.William Shakespeare
  15. Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.William Shakespeare
  16. Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?William Shakespeare
  17. Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.William Shakespeare
  18. Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.William Shakespeare
  19. Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.William Shakespeare
  20. Boldness be my friend.William Shakespeare
  21. Brevity is the soul of wit.William Shakespeare
  22. But men are men; the best sometimes forget.William Shakespeare
  23. But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.William Shakespeare
  24. By that sin fell the angels.William Shakespeare
  25. Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.William Shakespeare
  26. Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.William Shakespeare
  27. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.William Shakespeare
  28. Death is a fearful thing.William Shakespeare
  29. Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.William Shakespeare
  30. Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.William Shakespeare
  31. Exceeds man's might: that dwells with the gods above.William Shakespeare
  32. Expectation is the root of all heartache.William Shakespeare
  33. Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.William Shakespeare
  34. False face must hide what the false heart doth know.William Shakespeare
  35. Farewell, fair cruelty.William Shakespeare
  36. Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.William Shakespeare
  37. For I can raise no money by vile means.William Shakespeare
  38. For my part, it was Greek to me.William Shakespeare
  39. Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.William Shakespeare
  40. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.William Shakespeare
  41. Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.William Shakespeare
  42. Give thy thoughts no tongue.William Shakespeare
  43. Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.William Shakespeare
  44. God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.William Shakespeare
  45. God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.William Shakespeare
  46. Having nothing, nothing can he lose.William Shakespeare
  47. He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural.William Shakespeare
  48. He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.William Shakespeare
  49. He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.William Shakespeare
  50. He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer.William Shakespeare
  51. Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.William Shakespeare
  52. Hell is empty and all the devils are here.William Shakespeare
  53. How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world.William Shakespeare
  54. How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done!William Shakespeare
  55. How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?William Shakespeare


Faith Allen said...

I really love reading inspirational quotes, whether it's about love, life, or friendship and William Shakespeare quotes is one of my favorite collection. thanks for sharing these! This made my day!