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 faults, lies, and men

Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud; Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun, And loathsome canker lies in sweetest bud. All men make faults.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Sonnet 35

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on peace

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Prithee, peace: I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: MACBETH, Act 1, Scene 7

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A Quote by William Shakespeare

That's a valiant flea that dares eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: KING HENRY V, Act 3, Scene 7

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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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