William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

A Quote by William Shakespeare on conscience and cowardice

Conscience is but a word that cowards use, Devised at first to keep the strong in awe.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: KING RICHARD III, Act 5, Scene 3

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on cities, conscience, cowardice, danger, gold, lies, obstacles, persuasion, reward, spirit, trust, and wives

FIRST MURDERER: WHERE IS THY CONSCIENCE NOW? SECOND MURDERER: In the Duke of Gloucester's purse FIRST MURDERER: So when he opens his purse to give us our reward, thy conscience flies out. SECOND MURDERER: Let it go; there's few or none will entertain it. FIRST MURDERER: How if it come to thee again? SECOND MURDERER: I'll not meddle with it: it is a dangerous thing: it makes a man a coward: a man cannot steal, but it accuseth him; he cannot swear, but it checks him; he cannot lie with his neighbour's wife, but it detects him: it is a blushing shamefast spirit that multiplies in a man's bosom; it fills one full of obstacles: it made me once restore a purse of gold, that I found: it beggars any man that keeps it: it is turned out of all towns and cities for a dangerous thing; and every man that means to live well, endeavours to trust to himself and to live without it. FIRST MURDERER: 'Zounds, it is even now at my elbow, persuading me not to kill the duke.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Richard III, Act I, scene iv

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on conscience

My conscience hath a thousand several tongues. And every tongue brings in a several tale, And every tale condemns me for a villain.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: KING RICHARD III, Act 5, Scene 3

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on conscience and cowardice

O coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me!

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: KING RICHARD III, Act 5, Scene 3

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on conscience, cowardice, resolution, and thought

Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is slicked o'er with the pale cast of thought,

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Act 3, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on cheerfulness and life

Lay aside life-harming heaviness, And entertain a cheerful disposition.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Richard II

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on experience

I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare

Every cloud engenders not a storm.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry VI. Part III, Act V

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on birds, birth, charm, christmas, power, seasons, spirit, and time

Cock-crow at Christmas Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet

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