William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

A Quote by William Shakespeare on contentment and heart

My crown is in my heart, not on my head; Not deck'd with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: my crown is call'd content; A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry VI, Part iii, Act 3, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on cruelty and kindness

I must be cruel only to be kind.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 4

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on joy

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How much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping?

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Act 1, Scene 1

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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 fighting and reason

When valor preys on reason, It eats the sword it fights with.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Act 3, Scene 13

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on action, fear, madness, and patience

ROSS You must have patience, madam. LADY MACDUFF He had none: His flight was madness: when our actions do not, Our fears do make us traitors.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 2.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on soldiers and soul

By the apostle Paul, shadows tonight Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: KING RICHARD III, Act 5, Scene 3

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on contentment

Poor and content is rich and rich enough.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: OTHELLO, Act 3, Scene 3

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on contentment, day, and endings

All is well ended if this suit be won. That you express content; which we will pay, With strife to please you, day exceeding day.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: All’s Well That Ends Well, Act 5, scene 3

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