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William Shakespeare Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by William Shakespeare.

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Related topics: Motivational

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

 

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

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It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Love sought is good,
but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

Love is blind.
- William Shakespeare

Discretion is the better part of valor.
(originally "The better part of valor is discretion")
- William Shakespeare

In time we hate that which we often fear.
- William Shakespeare

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

Boldness be my friend.
- William Shakespeare

What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet
- William Shakespeare

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
- William Shakespeare

Being born is like being kidnapped.
And then sold into slavery.
- William Shakespeare

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
- William Shakespeare

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
- William Shakespeare

An overflow of good converts to bad.
- William Shakespeare

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- William Shakespeare

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- William Shakespeare

As he was valiant, I honour him.
But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
- William Shakespeare

But men are men; the best sometimes forget.
- William Shakespeare

Brevity is the soul of wit.
- William Shakespeare

Absence from those we love is self from self -
a deadly banishment.
- William Shakespeare

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench
the fire of love with words.
- William Shakespeare

As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods;
they kill us for their sport.
- William Shakespeare

A peace is of the nature of a conquest;
for then both parties nobly are subdued,
and neither party loser.
- William Shakespeare

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
- William Shakespeare

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
- William Shakespeare

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new- hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade.
- William Shakespeare

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
- William Shakespeare

And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
- William Shakespeare

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great,
some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
- William Shakespeare

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

We climb the steps to nowhere - always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
- John Muir

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage,
or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb,
with great labor, and incessant anxiety,
but never reach the top.
- Robert Browning

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks.
I've had them; everybody has had them.
But obstacles don't have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it,
or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
- Andrew Carnegie

In fact, it will be very easy to climb the building
because of its shape and architecture.
- Alain Robert

A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea.
If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do,
he drowns.
- Joseph Conrad

I'm trying to climb up both walls at once.
- Charles Olson

I am confirmed in my division of human energies.
Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build.
- Julia Ward Howe

A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence,
but doesn't climb over it.
- Arthur Baer

If I know I make this much trouble, I never climb Everest.
- Tenzing Norgay

The only mountain that I would still like to climb:
I'd like to break 85.
- Peter Falk

You climb to reach the summit, but once there,
discover that all roads lead down.
- Stanislaw Lem

Easier to climb up, than to just hang on.
- Ronald Harwood


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