He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.
When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.
Now is the winter of our discontent.
There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
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?
My pride fell with my fortunes.
Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.
The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.
And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
I will praise any man that will praise me.
Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man who hath any honesty in him.
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it.
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
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.
'Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.
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.
I dote on his very absence.
I am not bound to please thee with my answer.
Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart.