Shakespeare's Thoughts

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Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

William Shakespeare

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

William Shakespeare

He that is well paid is well satisfied.

William Shakespeare

Rest, rest, perturbed spirit!

William Shakespeare

Sonnet CXLVIII

O me, what eyes hath Love put in my head,
Which have no correspondence with true sight!
Or, if they have, where is my judgment fled,
That censures falsely what they see aright?
If that be fair whereon my false eyes dote,
What means the world to say it is not so?
If it be not, then love doth well denote
Love's eye is not so true as all men's 'No.'
How can it? O, how can Love's eye be true,
That is so vex'd with watching and with tears?
No marvel then, though I mistake my view;
The sun itself sees not till heaven clears.
O cunning Love! with tears thou keep'st me blind,
Lest eyes well-seeing thy foul faults should find.

William Shakespeare

Sonnet 40: Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all

Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all;
What hast thou then more than thou hadst before?
No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call;
All mine was thine, before thou hadst this more.
Then if for my love, thou my love receivest,
I cannot blame thee, for my love thou usest;
But yet be blamed, if thou thy self deceivest
By wilful taste of what thy self refusest.
I do forgive thy robbery, gentle thief,
Although thou steal thee all my poverty;
And yet love knows it is a greater grief
To bear love's wrong, than hate's known injury.
Lascivious grace, in whom all ill well shows,
Kill me with spites; yet we must not be foes.

William Shakespeare

Speak low, if you speak love.

William Shakespeare

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

William Shakespeare

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.

William Shakespeare

Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.

William Shakespeare

Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale.

William Shakespeare

Under the Greenwood Tree

Under the greenwood tree
Who loves to lie with me,
And turn his merry note
Unto the sweet bird's throat,
Come hither, come hither, come hither:
Here shall he see
No enemy
But winter and rough weather.

Who doth ambition shun,
And loves to live i' the sun,
Seeking the food he eats,
And pleas'd with what he gets,
Come hither, come hither, come hither:
Here shall he see
No enemy
But winter and rough weather.

William Shakespeare

A good heart is the sun and the moon; or, rather, the sun and not the moon, for it shines bright and never changes.

William Shakespeare

Be to yourself as you would to your friend.

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

The object of art is to give life a shape.

William Shakespeare

Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my life is done.

William Shakespeare

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety. Other women cloy the appetites they feed, but she makes hungry where most she satisfies.

William Shakespeare

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

William Shakespeare

A friend should bear his friend's infirmities.

William Shakespeare
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