Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Love looks not with eyes, but with the mind.
Blessed are the peacemakers on earth.
Beauty lives with kindness.
Beauty within itself should not be wasted.
Love denied blights the soul we owe to God.
If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.
A lover's eyes will gaze an eagle blind.
These flowers are like the pleasures of the world.
Of all the flowers, me thinks a rose is best.
My heart is ever at your service.
Who is it can read a woman?
He is as full of valor as of kindness. Princely in both.
Great floods have flown From simple sources.
Make use of time, let not advantage slip.
Society is no comfort, to one not sociable.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.
This above all: to thine own self be true.
There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself.
He that wants money, means, and content is without three good friends.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin, That all with one consent praise new-born gauds, Though they are made and moulded of things past, And give to dust that is a little gilt More laud than gilt o'er-dusted. The present eye praises the present object.
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
There's many a man has more hair than wit.
Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
Why, the wrong is but a wrong i'th'world; and having the world for your labour, 'tis a wrong in your own world, and you might quickly make it a right.
Those happiest smiles that played on her ripe lips seemed not to know what guests were in her eyes, which parted thence as pearls from diamonds dropped.
Ingratitude! thou marble-hearted friend, more hideous when thou showest thee in a child, than the sea monster.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull'd in these flowers with dances and delight.
Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love; we cannot call her winds and waters, sighs and tears; they are greater storms and tempests than almanacs can report.
This is the very ecstasy of love,
Whose violent property fordoes itself
And leads the will to desperate undertakings
As oft as any passion under heaven
That does afflict our natures.
If we are mark'd to die, we are enough To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
Hath Romeo slain himself? Say thou but ay,
And that bare vowel ay shall poison more
Than the death-darting eye of cockatrice.
I am not I,if there be such an ay,
Or those eyes shut,that make thee answer ay:
If he be slain say ay,or if not,no:
Brief sounds,determine of my weal or woe.
From women's eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world.
A murderer and a villain; a slave that is not twentieth part the tithe of your precedent lord; a vice of kings; a cutpurse of the empire and the rule.
O good Horatio, what a wounded name,
Things standing thus unknown, shall live behind me!
If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart
Absent thee from felicity awhile,
And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain,
To tell my story...
O, I die, Horatio;.
Exposing what is mortal and unsure
To all that fortune, death, and danger dare,
Even for an eggshell. Rightly to be great
Is not to stir without great argument,
But greatly to find quarrel in a straw
When honor's at the stake.
May love surround you like sunshine on a sunny day.
Not only is it Summer Solstice, there is a Full Moon. May love surround you like sunshine on a sunny day.
And oftentimes excusing of a fault
Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
And oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse, As patches set upon a little breach, Discredit more in hiding of the fault Than did the fault before it was so patch'd.
One pain is lessened by another's anguish.
One pain is lessened by another’s anguish. ... Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of the old will die.
A jest's prosperity lies in the ear.
A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.
Once more into the breach.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger.
Strong reasons make strong actions.
Strong reasons make strong actions let us go If you say ay, the king will not say no.
But soft, what light yonder window breaks.
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she. Be not her maid, since she is envious; Her vestal livery is but sick and green And none but fools do wear it; cast it off. It is my lady, O, it is my love! Oh, that she knew she were!
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