No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.
He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural.
In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns.
What is past is prologue.
Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.
Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is, to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company.
If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces.
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
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.
Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
For I can raise no money by vile means.
Use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping?
Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes.
Men shut their doors against a setting sun.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.