William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

A Quote by William Shakespeare on thinking

I can no longer live by thinking.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act 5, scene 2.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on good and thinking

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

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act II, scene ii.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on danger and men

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He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Julius Cæsar, Act 1, Scene 2

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on defense, earth, envy, happiness, men, nature, paradise, war, and world

This royal throne of kings, this sceptered isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This prescious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands, This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England . . .

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Richard II, Act 2, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on thought

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Thought is free.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Tempest, Act 3, scene 2.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on fear and men

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When daisies pied and violets blue And lady-smocks all silver-white And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo; O, word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act 5, scene 2.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on love

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Young Adam Cupid, he that shot so trim, When King Cophetua loved the beggar-maid!

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: : Romeo and Juliet, act ii. sc. 1.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on courage and failure

MACBETH: If we should fail,- LADY MACBETH: We fail! But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we'll not fail.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Macbeth, act 1, scene 7.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on brevity, choice, confusion, darkness, death, dreams, earth, friendship, heaven, history, love, power, sympathy, and war

Ay me! for aught that I could ever read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth. But, either it was different in blood,- Or else it stood upon the choice of friends,- Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!' The jaws of darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to confusion.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I, scene i.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on behavior, country, good, and manners

Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

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