Quotes by William Shakespeare
Action is eloquence.
And since you know you cannot see yourself,
so well as by reflection, I, your glass,
will modestly discover to yourself,
that of yourself which you yet know not of.
And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ;
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind,
As man's ingratitude.
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees.
How use doth breed a habit in a man.
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
But were we burdened with like weight of pain,
As much or more we should ourselves complain.