How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!
Let no such man be trusted.
Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
There's not a note of mine that's worth the noting.
O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.
He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer.
Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
The wheel is come full circle.
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
Give thy thoughts no tongue.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
The object of art is to give life a shape.
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
A friend i'the court is better than a penny in purse.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire.
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.