Brevity is the soul of wit. - Shakespeare

No legacy is so rich as honesty. - Shakespeare

There was never yet the philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently. {from Much Ado About Nothing. Act V. Scene 1} - Shakespeare

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

Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late. - Shakespeare

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. - Shakespeare

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite. - Shakespeare

Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast. - Shakespeare

The better part of valor is discretion. - Shakespeare

My age is as a lusty winter Frosty, but kindly. - Shakespeare

There is a divinity which shapes our ends, rough-hew them as we might. {Hamlet} - Shakespeare

The very substance of the ambitions is merely the shadow of a dream. - Shakespeare

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.  - Shakespeare

My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go. - Shakespeare

Thus we play the fool with the time and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds and mock us. - Shakespeare

Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak Whispers the o're-fraught heart, and bids it break. {The Tragedy of Macbeth, IV, iii) - Shakespeare

If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then to me... {from Macbeth} - Shakespeare

But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail. - Shakespeare

Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.  - Shakespeare

Let never the night unhallowed pass, but still remember what the Lord hath done. - William Shakespeare

It is a wise father who knows his own child. - William Shakespeare

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

Ay, sir; to be honest - as this world goes - is to be one man picked out of ten thousand. - William Shakespeare

The miserable have no other medicine; but only hope. (Claudio, in Measure for Measure Act 3, Scene 1)  - William Shakespeare

The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree, such a hare is madness the youth to skip o'er the meshes of good counsel the cripple. {The Merchant of Venice} - William Shakespeare

Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds. - William Shakespeare

And, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of Heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun. {Romeo and Juliet}  - William Shakespeare

A power I have, but of what strength and nature I am not yet instructed. (from Measure for Measure, act 1, sc. 1) - William Shakespeare

'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world.  - William Shakespeare

And then the whining schoolboy..., creeping like snail unwillingly to school... {As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII} - William Shakespeare

It is impossible you should take true root but by the fair weather that you make yourself; it is needful that you frame the season of your own harvest. - William Shakespeare

In converting Jews to Christians, you raise the price of pork. - William Shakespeare

What's gone and what's past help should be past grief. - William Shakespeare

This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night of the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. - William Shakespeare

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. - William Shakespeare

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. (from Troilus and Cressida, Act 3, Scene 3) - William Shakespeare

To hold, as 't were, the mirror up to nature. (from Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 2) - William Shakespeare

Is it not strange that sheep's guts should hale souls out of men's bodies? - William Shakespeare

I am not a slut, though I thank the Gods I am foul. - William Shakespeare

Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war. - William Shakespeare {Julius Caesar, III:2}

What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel!in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! - William Shakespeare, "Hamlet"

Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. - William Shakespeare, "MacBeth"