Brevity is the soul of wit.
Quote by Shakespeare
Knowing I loved my books, he furnished me, From mine own library with volumes that...
There is a history in all men's lives.
This above all; to thine own self be true.
Literature is a comprehensive essence of the intellectual life of a nation.
Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill
Look down you gods, and on this couple drop a blessed crown.
There's not a note of mine that's worth the noting.
Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!
What is wedlock forced but a hell, an age of discord and continual strife? Whereas...
He that dies pays all debts
The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.
The more I give to thee, the more I have.
Man, proud man, dressed in a little brief authority, like an angry ape, play such...
Now is the winter of our discontent.
'Tis mad idolatry to make the service greater than the god.
The law hath not been dead, though it hath slept
If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not...
Reflection is the business of man; a sense of his state is his first duty:...
Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous.
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what...