"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books

." "A thought often makes us hotter than a fire." "A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child." "Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend." "Ah, how skillful grows the hand that obeyeth love's command! It is the heart and not the brain that to the highest doth attain, and he who followeth love's behest far excelleth all the rest." "Ah! what would the world be to us If the children were no more? We should dread the desert behind us Worse than the dark before." "All things come round to him who will but wait." "All things must change to something new, to something strange." "Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied." "And yet not turn your back upon the world." "Build today, then strong and sure, With a firm and ample base; And ascending and secure. Shall tomorrow find its place." "Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author." "Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procreates turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture." "Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose." "Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad." "Evil is only good perverted." "Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny." "For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day." "For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art." "Give what you have to somebody, it may be better than you think." "He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce." "Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night." "However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure." "I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the heart's history, that all errors and shortcomings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self assertion of youth." "I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets." "I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn." "If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." "If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody." "If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it." "In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer." "Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find." "Into each life some rain must fall." "It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun." "It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar." "It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong." "Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose." "Know how sublime a thing is to suffer and be strong." "Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; dust thou art, to dust returnest, was not spoken of the soul." "Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are." "Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time." "Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart."

are triumph and defeat. had been just retribution." "Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved. strong and great! Humanity with all its fears. should come in contact with other minds. while their companions sleptWere toiling upward in the night. By dropping golden beads near a snake. you are sure to wake up somebody. than the first consciousness of love ." "We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing. in style." "The morning pouring everywhere.act in the living Present! Heart within and God overhead. only a signal shown. while others judge us by what we have already done." "Thought takes man out of servitude." "There is nothing holier." "People demand freedom only when they have no power. invisible by day. So on the ocean of life.But they." "When she had passed." "Method is more important than strength. and face to face with my own crime. good-will to men!" "Only a look and a voice.an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run.the first fluttering of its siken wings."Love gives itself. not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng.." "The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well. something done. but without any observation of the heavenly bodies." "Something attempted." "That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain. when you wish to control your enemies. however pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act ." "Simplicity in character. Has earned a nights repose." "Sleep." "The sky is filled with stars." "The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art. the forget-me-nots of the angels. if he would leave it large and liberal." "The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain. in the infinite meadows of heaven. and speak each other in passing. in manners." "The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain. then darkness again and a silence. his accomplishments." "Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors." "Talk not of wasted affection . only a look and a voice." "The mind of the scholar." . And all the sweet serenity of books." "To be left alone. but in ourselves. Oh! how I loathe those little slices of death." "The love of learning. the sequestered nooks." "The heights by great men reached and keptWere not obtained by sudden flight. will come as a surprise to him. than from his virtues. and a distant voice in the darkness." "Resolve and thou art free." "Silently one by one. then darkness again and a silence." "The secret anniversaries of the heart. in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity. Blossomed the lovely stars. sail on. it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music." "Trust no future." "Sail on ship of state." "Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind. through a brief darkness!" "The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy. with all its hopes of future years." "Of peace on earth. is hanging on thy fate!" "Ships that pass in the night." "The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized. are triumph and defeat. a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads." "Not in the clamor of the crowded street. we pass and speak one another." "The grave is but a covered bridge Leading from light to light. its golden glory on the air." "The nearer the dawn the darker the night." "Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning ." "Man is always more than he can know of himself." "Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions." "Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng.affection never was wasted. I union. consequently. and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. into freedom. time and again. not because it is sought after.. it is not bought. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate. but in ourselves. in this life of ours." "Perseverance is a great element of success.

a fellow of infinite jest. "Be bold!" and everywhere . the valiant never taste of death but once." "Hell is empty and all the devils are here." "All the world's a stage. put on my crown."Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind." "Cowards die many times before their deaths. but I do it more natural. And then sold into slavery." "He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer." "Be thou familiar. books in the running brooks. we must ever be friends. I have Immortal longings in me." "Go to you bosom: Knock there." "Cudgel thy brains no more about it." "Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. I honour him. and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances." "And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. for then both parties nobly are subdued. and nothing more and less. finds tongues in trees. and ask your heart what it doth know." "Boldness be my friend. the truest." "Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. but few thy voice." "How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world. some achieve greatness." "Having nothing." "Would you learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers. fair cruelty." "Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.a deadly banishment." "Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great. are we to the gods." "Give every man thy ear. fading in music. and some have greatness thrust upon them. wit! Whither wander you?" "How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done!" "How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?" "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!" ." "Dost thou think." "As he was valiant. fathers that children with their judgment looked." "And this." "Fishes live in the sea." "False face must hide what the false heart doth know." "Farewell." "Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes." "He is winding the watch of his wit." "Alas." "Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. as men do a-land." "Beauty is all very well at first sight." "And summer's lease hath all too short a date. and either may be wrong." William Shakespeare Quotes "A fool thinks himself to be wise." "Yes." "As flies to wanton boys. better the more than less sustaineth him and the steadiness of his mind beareth him out. they wished for come. comprehend its mystery!" "Write on your doors the saying wise and old." "Art made tongue-tied by authority. our life. sermons in stones. I slew him. nothing can he lose. his acts being seven ages. as seek to quench the fire of love with words. by and by it will strike. and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first. exempt from public haunt." "Expectation is the root of all heartache." "Brevity is the soul of wit. it was Greek to me. They kill us for their sport."Be bold. and good in everything. I cannot say one thing and mean another." "Give me my robe. she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit." "He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat." "For my part. but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?" "Being born is like being kidnapped." "Absence from those we love is self from self ." "Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered. and neither party loser." "As soon go kindle fire with snow. Be not too bold!" Yet better the excess Than the defect. but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. the nearest and dearest!" "You know I say just what I think." "Whoever benefits his enemy with straightforward intention that man's enemies will soon fold their hands in devotion." "A peace is of the nature of a conquest." "But will they come when you do call for them?" "By that sin fell the angels." "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." "Exceeds man's might: that dwells with the gods above." "He does it with better grace." "How long a time lies in one little word?" "How now." "Better a witty fool than a foolish wit." "Desire of having is the sin of covetousness." "He that is giddy thinks the world turns round." "He makes a swan-like end. of most excellent fancy. but by no means vulgar." "Youth comes but once in a lifetime." "He lives in fame that died in virtue's cause. poor Yorick! I knew him Horatio. But as he was ambitious." "God has given you one face. how love can trifle with itself!" "Alas. and you make yourself another. the great ones eat up the little ones." "But when they seldom come. and one man in his time plays many parts. there shall be no more cakes and ale?" "Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct. because thou art virtuous.

" "My age is as a lusty winter. I am the most offending soul. stale." "Sweet are the uses of adversity which. Romeo? Deny thy father. December when they wed. a crown that seldom kings enjoy. a poor player. It is a tale Told by an idiot. your self." "Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore. Maids are May when they are maids."I am but mad north-north-west." "Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds. full of sound and fury. and yet words are not deeds." "Out." "Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge." "O' What may man within him hide. O God." "So foul and fair a day I have not seen." "Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. frosty but kindly. blood will have blood. Romeo. flat." "Such seems your beauty still." "It will have blood. speak then unto me. brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow." "Talking isn't doing It is a kind of good deed to say well. and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body. perturbed spirit!" "Romeo. but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life. that struts and frets his hour upon the stage. rest." "O God." "My pride fell with my fortunes. ugly and venomous." "No legacy is so rich as honesty. so do our minutes. More honored in the breach than the observance. Signifying nothing. Lord. but the sky changes when they are wives. signifying nothing. and now doth time waste me." "Life's but a walking shadow." "I am not bound to please thee with my answer. we are enough to do our country loss." "Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue. I study the stars. do wrong to none.you have to go a little berserk. chapels had been churches. the greater share of honor." "I dote on his very absence." "If you have tears." "Lawless are they that make their wills their law." "Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. wherefore art thou." "I bear a charmed life." "Lord. keep me in temper." "O! Let me not be mad." "I try to forget what happiness was. play on." "Maids want nothing but husbands." "My crown is called content. and if to live. prepare to shed them now." "Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons." "Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise. how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!" "Love all. if thou hast no name to be known by." "Neither a borrower nor a lender be. and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!" "O thou invisible spirit of wine." "It is a custom." "If you can look into the seeds of time." "Nothing can come of nothing." "If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?" "If you want to win anything ." "Let me embrace thee." "Sweet are the uses of adversity. let us call thee devil." "O. is better. had I but followed the arts!" "O! for a muse of fire." "Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?" "Is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts." "In a false quarrel there is no true valor." "It is a wise father that knows his own child." "Love is a spirit of all compact of fire." "Life every man holds dear." "Suit the action to the word." "Ignorance is the curse of God. a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention." "If we are marked to die." "I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart. sour adversity. and poor men's cottage princes' palaces." ." "So wise so young." "If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do." "I wasted time. the word to the action. hasten to their end." "Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable. God be praised. and when that don't work. but given unsought. they say. wears yet a precious jewel in his head." "Rest. I know a hawk from a handsaw." "Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage. and when they have them. not mad." "Let no such man be trusted. though angel on the outward side!" "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.a race." "If it be a sin to covet honor. and then is heard no more." "Men shut their doors against a setting sun. and refuse thy name." "Parting is such sweet sorrow. and rich enough. I would not be mad!" "O! What a noble mind is here o'erthrown. when the wind is southerly. sweet heaven." "If music be the food of love." "Love sought is good. knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven." "I was adored once too. vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man." "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." "So shines a good deed in a weary world. the fewer men." "It provokes the desire but it take away the performance." "Men are April when they woo. that to believing souls gives light in darkness." "Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes. how weary. they want everything. and say which grain will grow and which will not." "I will praise any man that will praise me." "My library was dukedom large enough. for wise men say it is the wisest course. comfort in despair." "The attempt and not the deed confounds us. out. full of sound and fury. they say." "Poor and content is rich. like the toad. do never live long." "In time we hate that which we often fear." "Now." "Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart. your life ." "Life is as tedious as twice-told tale." "Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent. trust a few. it is a tale told by an idiot.

in form and moving how express and admirable." "The lady doth protest too much. Which hurts and is desired. not behind us." "The will of man is by his reason swayed." "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose." "The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream." . since things require a seed to start from." "This above all. having so short a lease.one of which is verbal." "The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns." "The empty vessel makes the loudest sound." "There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face." "It is not enough to help the feeble up. no matter from the heart." "The evil that men do lives after them. exempt themselves from fear.. to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company. and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes. yet there is method in't. Is fit for treasons." "What is past is prologue.The good is oft interred with their bones." "Though this be madness." "The valiant never taste of death but once." "They say miracles are past. if you do take a thief." "What a piece of work is a man. joy's soul lies in the doing. but know not what we may be." "The lunatic. methinks."The cat will mew." "The course of true love never did run smooth." "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing." "We know what we are." "With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." "They do not love that do not show their love. and who should scape whipping?" "We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing. and dog will have his day." "There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." "Words without thoughts never to heaven go. but to support them after." "Things done well and with a care. another thing to fall. they come not single spies. how noble in reason. as the night the day." "When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools." "Your 'if' is the only peace-maker." "It is one thing to be tempted. when a son gives to his father." "The robbed that smiles. stratagems and spoils. steals something from the thief." "Words. Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds. how infinite in faculties. and the poet." "To their right praise and true perfection!" "To thine own self be true. thou canst not then be false to any man. in action how like an angel." "Tones that sound." "The man that hath no music in himself." "Why so large a cost." "The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch." "Things won are done. to thine own self be true. are of imagination all compact. both cry." "The golden age is before us." "To fear the worst oft cures the worse. and it must follow." "Where every something." "Time and the hour run through the roughest day. in apprehension how like a god. is. or not to be: that is the question.." "When a father gives to his son." "Thus conscience does make cowards of us all." "The object of art is to give life a shape. the lover." "Use every man after his desert. mere words." "The fashion wears out more apparel than the man." "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. both laugh." "The wheel is come full circle." "The love of heaven makes one heavenly." "The most peaceable way for you. does thou upon your fading mansion spend?" "Why this is very midsummer madness. But in battalions." "There is no darkness but ignorance. being blent together turns to a wild of nothing." "Women speak two languages . words." "To be. but all things return dissolved into their elements. much virtue in 'if'." "When sorrows come.

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