Favorite Quotations William Shakespeare Shakespeare Insults: Educating Your Wit

"The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger." ~ William Shakespeare (Venus and Adonis)

William Shakespeare

Where is fancy bred? Or in the heart or in the head? How begot, how nourished? ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE

Good wombs have borne bad sons. ~ THE TEMPEST

A peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience. ~ HENRY VIII

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day. ~ MACBETH

Appetite, a universal wolf. ~ KING LEAR

All difficulties are easy when they are known. ~ MEASURE FOR MEASURE

My library was dukedom large enough. ~ THE TEMPEST

We have seen better days. ~ AS YOU LIKE IT

Out, out, brief candle! ~ MACBETH

The course of true love never did run smooth. ~ A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

An honest tale speeds best being plainly told. ~ RICHARD III

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting. ~ KING HENRY V

All lovers swear more performance than they are able. ~ TROILUS & CRESSIDA

Madam, you have bereft me of all words. ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE

Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. ~ TAMING OF THE SHREW

Lord, what fools these mortals be! ~ A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.

A light heart lives long. ~ KING HENRY IV

Gold is worse poison to a man's soul, doing more murders in this loathsome world, than any mortal drug. ~ ROMEO AND JULIET

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