(1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor
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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. [As You Like It]
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest. [Much Ado About Nothing]
If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. [Twelfth Night]
Love looks not with eyes, but with the mind. And therefore is wing'd cupid painted blind nor hath love's mind of any judgment taste. Wings and no eyes figure unheady haste. And therefore is love said to be a child. Because in choice, he is oft beguiled. [A Midsummer Night's Dream]
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. [Measure Fore Measure]
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date. [Sonnets: XVIII]
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. [Hamlet]
To be, or not to be: that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the stings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take up arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing them, end them. [Hamlet]
What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. [Romeo And Juliet]
You are a lover; borrow Cupid's wings, And soar with them above a common bound. [Romeo and Juliet]