William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

I am not bound to please thee with my answers.

Be great in act, as you have been in thought.

The peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords, in such a just and charitable war.

I hate ingratitude more in a man<br> than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,<br> or any taint of vice whose strong corruption<br> inhabits our frail blood.

Thou shalt be both the plaintiff and the judge of thine own cause.

The trust I have is in mine innocence,<br> and therefore am I bold and resolute.

And since you know you cannot see yourself,<br> so well as by reflection, I, your glass,<br> will modestly discover to yourself,<br> that of yourself which you yet know not of.

God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty!

Let the coming hour overflow with joy, and let pleasure drown the brim.

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

Simply the thing that I am shall make me live.

Action is eloquence.

I must be cruel, only to be kind.

The course of true love was never easy.

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions.

Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

I am wealthy in my friends.

Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.

It is meant that noble minds keep ever with their likes; for who so firm that cannot be seduced.

Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits.

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

He is not great who is not greatly good.

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.

It is the mind that makes the body rich; and as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, so honor peereth in the meanest habit.

Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court.