"A fool thinks himself to be wise, But a wise man knows himself to be a fool."

"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow."

"All scholars, lawyers, courtiers, gentlemen, They call false caterpillars and intend their death."

"All that glisters is not gold."


"All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players."

"Ambition should be made of sterner stuff."

"And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything."

"An overflow of good converts to bad."

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."

"Be patient, for the world is broad and wide."

"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit."

"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."

"Brevity is the soul of wit."

"Certain, men should be what they seem."

"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once."

"Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt i love."

"Expectation is the root of all heartache."

"Farewell, fair cruelty."

"Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones."

"Fortune brings in some boats that are not steer'd."

"God has given you one face, and you make yourself another."

"Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush, stumble and fall."

"Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest."

"Hell is empty and all the devils are here."

"How oft when they were at the point of death have men been merry."

"Let life be short: else shame will be too long."

"I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow my own teaching."

"If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die."

"If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottage princes’ palaces."

"If you love and get hurt, love more. If you love more and hurt more, love even more. If you love even more and get hurt even more, love some more until it hurts no more."

"Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."

"I have lived fourscore years and upward; I never heard a man of his place, gravity, and learning, so wide of his own respect."

"I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is sad one."

"I love thee, i love thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old."

"In nature's infinite book of secrecy. A little I can read."

"It is a wise father that knows his own child."

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."

"Let life be short, else shame will be too long."

"Life is a shuttle."

"Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man."

"Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hours upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

"Listen to many, speak to a few."

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."

"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs."

"Love is not love, Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove."

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."

"Love me or hate me, both are in my favor; If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart; If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind."

"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."

"No legacy is so rich as honesty."

"Nothing ventured, nothing gain."

"Nothing will come of nothing."

"O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?"

"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt."

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."

"Speak low, if you speak love."

"Strong reasons make strong actions."

"Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special observance that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature."

"Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds."

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

"The course of true love never did run smooth."

"The earth has music for those who listen."

"The object of art is to give life a shape."

"The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together."

"Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear."

"Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing."

"Time is very slow for those who wait. Very fast for those who are scared very long for those who lament. Very short for those who celebrate. But for those who love time is eternal."

"To be, or not to be, that is the question."

"To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first."

"To do a great right do a little wrong."

"To reach a great height, a person needs to have great depth."

"To sleep, perchance to dream."

"To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."

"You say that you love the rain, but you open your umbrella when it rains. You say that you love the sun, but you find a shadow spot when the sun shines. You say that you love the wind, but you close your windows when wind blows. This is why i am afraid; you say that love me too."

"Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl, Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels, All scatter'd in the bottom of the sea: Some lay in dead men's skulls; and, in those holes Where eyes did once inhabit, there were crept, As 'twere in scorn of eyes, reflecting gems, Which woo'd the slimy bottom of the deep, And mock'd the dead bones that lay scatter'd by."

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."

"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry."

"When I saw you I fell in love. And you smiled because you knew."

"Women may fall when there's no strength in men."

"Words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find."

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