Quotes from William Shakespeare


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Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.


The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.


Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!


Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.


Words without thoughts never to heaven go.


I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.


Hell is empty and all the devils are here.


Love is too young to know what conscience is.


My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.


In a false quarrel there is no true valor.


The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.


If music be the food of love, play on.


We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.


Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.


Death is a fearful thing.


How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.


Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.


The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.


So foul and fair a day I have not seen.