Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

William Shakespeare

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

"Sweet, above thought I love thee."

"Sweet, good night! This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet."

"Sweet, sweet, sweet poison for the age's tooth."

"Sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds. Sonnet XCIV"

"Sweets to the sweet! Farewell. Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark at V, i)"

"Sweet, bid me hold my tongue, for in this rapture I shall surely speak the thing I shall repent."

"Sweetest nut hath sourest rind."

"Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy: Why lov'st thou that which thou receiv'st not gladly, Or else receiv'st with pleasure thine annoy?"

"Swift as a shadow, short as any dream, brief as the lightning in the collied night, that, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, and ere a man hath power to say, — Behold! The jaws of darkness do devour it up: so quick bright things come to confusion."

"Sweets grown common lose their dear delight."

"Sycorax has grown into a hoop."