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Wise Quotes about Shakespeare

May you find great value in these Shakespeare quotes and sayings.

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

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To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

 

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

Discretion is the better part of valor.
(originally "The better part of valor is discretion")
- William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Love sought is good,
but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare

What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet
- William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

In time we hate that which we often fear.
- William Shakespeare

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
- William Shakespeare

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Love is blind.
- William Shakespeare

If we tire of the saints,
Shakespeare is our city of refuge.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new- hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade.
- William Shakespeare

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
- William Shakespeare

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten.
- Tony Robbins (quoting Mark Twain)

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

Know When To Be Done.
- Anonymous

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you always got.
- Mark Twain

Do not do to others what would anger you
if done to you by others.
- Isocrates (Ancient Greek)

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability.
One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
- Stephen Hawking

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes,
but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done,
even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse.
There lies freedom, indeed.
- Anonymous

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson


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