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To thine own self be true. ...
by William Shakespeare

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Related topics: Inspirational Values Live-By

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

 

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

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This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Discretion is the better part of valor.
(originally "The better part of valor is discretion")
- William Shakespeare

In time we hate that which we often fear.
- William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

Love is blind.
- William Shakespeare

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Love sought is good,
but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare

What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet
- William Shakespeare

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench
the fire of love with words.
- William Shakespeare

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

A peace is of the nature of a conquest;
for then both parties nobly are subdued,
and neither party loser.
- William Shakespeare

The quality of mercy is not strained.
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.
- William Shakespeare

Being born is like being kidnapped.
And then sold into slavery.
- William Shakespeare

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
- William Shakespeare

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
- William Shakespeare

An overflow of good converts to bad.
- William Shakespeare

But men are men; the best sometimes forget.
- William Shakespeare

Brevity is the soul of wit.
- William Shakespeare

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
- William Shakespeare

Absence from those we love is self from self -
a deadly banishment.
- William Shakespeare

As he was valiant, I honour him.
But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
- William Shakespeare

As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods;
they kill us for their sport.
- William Shakespeare

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

And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
- William Shakespeare

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- William Shakespeare

Boldness be my friend.
- William Shakespeare

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- William Shakespeare

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
- William Shakespeare

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new- hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade.
- William Shakespeare

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

Lose not yourself in a far off time,
seize the moment that is thine.
- Friedrich Schiller

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
- John Donne

Ah, sweet Content, where doth thine harbour hold.
- Barnabe Barnes

Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words,
mine and thine, were taken away.
- Anaxagoras

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger;
it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast,
or murder thy friend.
- Akhenaton

Be still and cool in thine own mind and spirit.
- George Fox

Do thou snatch treasures from my lips,
and I'll take kingdoms back from thine.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

To God be humble, to thy friend be kind,
and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow;
His chance tonight,
it maybe thine tomorrow.
- William Dunbar

What is thine is mine, and all mine is thine.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine.
- Ben Jonson

Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen.
Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.
- William C. Bryant

Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me:
take me to Thyself,
that I may be Thine and Thine only.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips,
lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace...
on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
- William Drummond

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels,
and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal,
and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide
and the mistress of human life.
- Akhenaton

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again.
Wisely improve the present, it is thine.
Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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