Thoughts by William Shakespeare

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The course of true love never did run smooth.

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Such as we are made of, such we be.

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Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs, Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes, Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.

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But love is blind and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy.

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Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.

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If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.

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

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To do a great right do a little wrong.

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No legacy is so rich as honesty.

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Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

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We know what we are, but know now what we may be.

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I have full cause of weeping, but this heart shall break into a hundred thousand flaws or ere I'll weep.

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Sweet-and-Twenty

O MISTRESS mine, where are you roaming?
O, stay and hear! your true love 's coming,
That can sing both high and low:
Trip no further, pretty sweeting;
Journeys end in lovers meeting,
Every wise man's son doth know.

What is love? 'tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What 's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty;
Then come kiss me, sweet-and-twenty!
Youth 's a stuff will not endure.

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Sonnet CXLI

In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes,
For they in thee a thousand errors note;
But 'tis my heart that loves what they despise,
Who in despite of view is pleased to dote;

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If music be the food of love, play on.

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That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man,If with his tongue he cannot win a woman.

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

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The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.

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Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

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Sonnet 132: Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me

Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me,
Knowing thy heart torment me with disdain,
Have put on black, and loving mourners be,
Looking with pretty ruth upon my pain.
And truly not the morning sun of heaven
Better becomes the grey cheeks of the east,
Nor that full star that ushers in the even
Doth half that glory to the sober west
As those two mourning eyes become thy face.
O, let it then as well beseem thy heart
To mourn for me since mourning doth thee grace,
And suit thy pity like in every part.
Then will I swear beauty herself is black,
And all they foul that thy complexion lack.

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