It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.
Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
Where every something, being blent together turns to a wild of nothing.
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.
When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
Nothing can come of nothing.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
The valiant never taste of death but once.
What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind.
Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.
If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.
Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.