William Shakespeare Quotes
"Macduff: What three things does drink especially provoke? Porter: Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine."
"O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! That we should with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause transform ourselves into beasts!"
"O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil."
"Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life."
"The empty vessel makes the loudest sound."
"Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!"
"My age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly."
"Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty; for in my youth I never did apply hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; and did not, with unbashful forehead, woo the means of weakness and debility: therefore my age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly."
"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come."
"Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short; youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, and age is tame."
"Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent."
"O world, world! thus is the poor agent despised. O traitors and bawds, how earnestly are you set a-work, and how ill requited! Why should our endeavor be so loved, and the performance so loathed?"
"The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream."
"How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world."
"In a false quarrel there is no true valor."
"'Tis the soldier's life to have their balmy slumbers waked with strife."
"O, had I but followed the arts!"
"The object of art is to give life a shape."
"These earthly godfathers of Heaven's lights, that give a name to every fixed star, have no more profit of their shining nights than those that walk and know not what they are."
"It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking."
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