William Shakespeare


English Playwright, Poet, Most widely known Writer in English Literature

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There was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently.

There's a time for all things.

There is no virtue like necessity.

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.

The robb'd that smiles steals something from the thief.

The mind of guilt is full of scorpions.

The purest treasure mortal times afford is spotless reputation.

Tempt not a desperate man.

The better part of valour is discretion.

Sweet are the uses of adversity.

Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

Strong reasons make strong actions.

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

Some rise by sin, ands some by virtue fall.

Reputation is... oft got without merit and lost without deserving.

Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own.

Our virtues lie in th' interpretation of the time.

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

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to heaven.

Opportunity often makes the thief.

Our bodies are our gardens... our wills our gardeners.

One sin doth provoke another.

Opinion's but a fool, that makes us scan the outward habit by the inward man.

Oft expectation fails.

One fire burns out another's burning, one pain is lessen'd by another's anguish.

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English Playwright, Poet, Most widely known Writer in English Literature