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

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

Related topics: Family Relationship

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

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

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

 

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

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is blind.
- 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

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

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

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Boldness be my friend.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

An overflow of good converts to bad.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

Brevity is the soul of wit.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
- William Shakespeare

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- 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

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus


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