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William Shakespeare Quotes and Sayings

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What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

 

To thine own self be true.
- 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

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

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

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- 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

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

Love is blind.
- William Shakespeare

In time we hate that which we often fear.
- 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

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

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

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- 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

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

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

Boldness be my friend.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
- William Shakespeare

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

An overflow of good converts to bad.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brevity is the soul of wit.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten.
- Tony Robbins (quoting Mark Twain)

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

A gift consists not in what is done or given,
but in the intention of the giver or doer.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller


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