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'Tis mad idolatry To make the service greater than the god.   Life
'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.   Life
'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.   Life
'Tis the soldier's life to have their balmy slumbers waked with strife...   Life
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a...   Life
A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it, Never in the...   Life
A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly ar...   Peace
Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it; the one brings fue...   Life
Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.   Life
Alas, how love can trifle with itself!   Life
Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of m...   Life
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: the...   Life
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.   Life
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.   Life
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.   Life
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, ...   Nature
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.   Life
Art made tongue-tied by authority.   Life
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; They kill us for their sp...   Life
As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.   Life
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love w...   Love
At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new-fan...   Life
At first the infant, mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. And then ...   Life
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatnes...   Life
Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.   Life
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when i...   Life
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.   Life
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.   Life
Boldness be my friend.   Life
Brevity is the soul of wit.   Life
But when they seldom come, they wished for come.   Life
But will they come when you do call for them?   Life
By that sin fell the angels.   Life
Care I for the limb, the thews, the stature, bulk, and big assemblance...   Life
Ceremony was but devised at first to set a gloss on faint deeds, hollo...   Life
Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that childre...   Life
Concerning God, free will and destiny: Of all that earth has been or y...   Life
Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.   Life
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of...   Life
Cudgel thy brains no more about it.   Life
Days of absence, sad and dreary, Clothed in sorrow's dark array, Days ...   Life
Death where is thy sting? Love, where is thy glory?   Life
Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.   Life
Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cak...   Life
Doubt that the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt tru...   Love
Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.   Life
Exceeds man's might: that dwells with the gods above.   Life
Expectation is the root of all heartache.   Life
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.   Life
Fame lulls the fever of the soul, and makes Us feel that we have grasp...   Life
Farewell, fair cruelty.   Life
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the li...   Nature
For my part, it was Greek to me.   Life
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.   Life
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.   Life
Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.   Life
Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.   Life
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.   Life
Having nothing, nothing can he lose.   Life
He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural.   Life
He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.   Life
He lives in fame that died in virtue's cause.   Life
He makes a swan-like end, fading in music.   Life
He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.   Life
He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer.   Life
He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat.   Life
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.   Life
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.   Life
Here is my journey's end, here is my butt, And very sea-mark of my utm...   Life
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in ...   Life
How long a time lies in one little word?   Life
How now, wit! Whither wander you?   Life
How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done!   Life
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but...   Life
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!   Life
I am but mad north-north-west; when the wind is southerly, I know a ha...   Life
I am not bound to please thee with my answer.   Life
I bear a charmed life.   Life
I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing o...   Life
I dote on his very absence.   Life
I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart.   Life
I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; so full of valor tha...   Life
I try to forget what happiness was, and when that don't work, I study ...   Life
I was adored once too.   Life
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.   Life
I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort Courteous; the seco...   Life
I will praise any man that will praise me.   Life
If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.   Life
If it were done whe 'tis done, there 'twere well it were done quickly.   Life
If music be the food of love, play on.   Life
If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had bee...   Life
If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if ...   Life
If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow ...   Life
If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.   Life
If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If ...   Life
If you want to win anything - a race, your self, your life - you have ...   Life
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly ...   Life
In a false quarrel there is no true valor.   Life
In time we hate that which we often fear.   Life
Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance...   Life
Is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts.   Life
It is a custom. More honored in the breach than the observance.   Life
It is a wise father that knows his own child.   Life
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.   Life
It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary...   Life
It provokes the desire but it take away the performance.   Life
It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.   Life
Lawless are they that make their wills their law.   Life
Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.   Life
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest...   Life
Let no such man be trusted.   Life
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more preci...   Life
Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy...   Life
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his ...   Life
Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes, h...   Life
Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!   Life
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.   Life
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.   Love
Love is a spirit of all compact of fire.   Life
Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.   Life
Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.   Life
Macduff: What three things does drink especially provoke? Porter: Marr...   Life
Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want ev...   Life
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.   Life
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May whe...   Life
Men shut their doors against a setting sun.   Life
Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.   Life
Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.   Life
Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in lovin...   Life
My age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly.   Life
My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.   Life
My library was dukedom large enough.   Life
My pride fell with my fortunes.   Life
Neither a borrower nor a lender be.   Life
No legacy is so rich as honesty.   Life
Not wine... men intoxicate themselves; Not vice... men entice themselv...   Life
Nothing can come of nothing.   Life
Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.   Life
Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, ...   Life
O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all ...   Life
O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away thei...   Life
O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, ...   Life
O world, world! thus is the poor agent despised. O traitors and bawds,...   Life
O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of inven...   Life
O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I woul...   Life
O! What a noble mind is here o'erthrown.   Life
O' What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!   Life
O, had I but followed the arts!   Life
O, he sits high in all the people's hearts; And that which would appea...   Life
Oh! it offends me to the soul to hear a robust periwig-pated fellow, t...   Life
Oh! that you could turn your eyes towards the napes of your necks, and...   Life
Oh, thou hast a damnable iteration, and art indeed able to corrupt a s...   Life
One good deed dying tongueless slaughters a thousand waiting upon that...   Life
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.   Nature
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by ...   Life
Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player Tha...   Life
Parting is such sweet sorrow.   Life
Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.   Life
Reflection is the business of man; a sense of his state is his first d...   Life
Rest, rest, perturbed spirit!   Life
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? Deny thy father, and refuse t...   Life
So foul and fair a day I have not seen.   Life
So shines a good deed in a weary world.   Life
So wise so young, they say, do never live long.   Life
Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on...   Life
Such seems your beauty still.   Life
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.   Life
Suspicion, Discontent, and Strife, Come in for Dowrie with a Wife.   Life
Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomou...   Life
Sweet are the uses of adversity.   Life
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.   Life
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will...   Life
Talking isn't doing It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet wor...   Life
Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.   Life
The attempt and not the deed confounds us.   Life
The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.   Life
The course of true love never did run smooth.   Life
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.   Life
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.   Life
The evil that men do lives after them;The good is oft interred with th...   Life
The fashion wears out more apparel than the man.   Life
The golden age is before us, not behind us.   Life
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.   Life
The love of heaven makes one heavenly.   Life
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.   Imagination
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord o...   Life
The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is, to let him...   Life
The object of art is to give life a shape.   Life
The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain f...   Life
The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.   Life
The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, Which hurts and is desired.   Life
The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.   Life
The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns.   Life
The valiant never taste of death but once.   Life
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.   Life
The weariest and most loathed worldly life, that age, ache, penury and...   Life
The wheel is come full circle.   Life
The whirligig of time brings in his revenges.   Life
The will of man is by his reason swayed.   Life
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads...   Life
There is no darkness but ignorance.   Life
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.   Life
There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.   Life
There's no trust, no faith, no honesty in men; all perjured, all forsw...   Life
These earthly godfathers of Heaven's lights, that give a name to every...   Life
They do not love that do not show their love.   Life
They say miracles are past.   Life
Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.   Life
Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing.   Life
This above all; to thine own self be true.   Life
Thou seest I have more flesh than another man, and therefore more fral...   Life
Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty; for in my youth I never ...   Life
Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.   Life
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all.   Life
Time and the hour run through the roughest day.   Life
To be, or not to be: that is the question.   Life
To fear the worst oft cures the worse.   Life
To their right praise and true perfection!   Life
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, t...   Life
Tones that sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them do...   Life
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.   Life
Use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping?   Life
We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things req...   Life
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.   Life
Weariness can snore upon the flint, when resty sloth finds the down pi...   Life
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in fa...   Life
What is past is prologue.   Life
What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would sm...   Life
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his fa...   Life
When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature ...   Life
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions.   Life
When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.   Life
Where every something, being blent together turns to a wild of nothing...   Life
Where is your ancient courage? You were used to say extremities was th...   Life
Where painting is weakest, namely, in the expression of the highest mo...   Life
Why so large a cost, having so short a lease, does thou upon your fadi...   Life
Why this is very midsummer madness.   Life
With as little a web as this will I ensnare as great a fly as Cassio.   Life
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.   Life
Women speak two languages - one of which is verbal.   Life
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.   Life
Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart.   Life
Your 'if' is the only peace-maker; much virtue in 'if'.   Life
Your lordship, though not clean past your youth, have yet some smack o...   Life
Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short; youth is nimble, age is...   Life