William Shakespeare · 320 pages
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“Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.”
“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.”
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.”
“Brevity is the soul of wit.”
“Listen to many, speak to a few.”
“One may smile, and smile, and be a villain. ”
“Conscience doth make cowards of us all.”
“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”
“This above all: to thine own self be true.”
“Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. ”
“When sorrows come, they come not single spies. But in battalions!”
“Lord Polonius: What do you read, my lord?
Hamlet: Words, words, words.
Lord Polonius: What is the matter, my lord?
Hamlet: Between who?
Lord Polonius: I mean, the matter that you read, my lord.”
“God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.”
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”
“Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.”
“What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form, in moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?”
“I must be cruel only to be kind;
Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.”
“If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone.”
“I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.”
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”
“So full of artless jealousy is guilt,
It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.”
“To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.”
“I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.”
“They were as superstitious as owls!”
“Impressing a bunch of snooty teenagers is a pretty lame life goal to have.”
“Wildcats could carry a light bomb load too. Their pilots, however, found to their dismay that the bombs could be difficult to drop: a pilot had not only to pull the bomb release but also to jerk the plane’s rudder back and forth, shaking the plane in midflight to dislodge the bombs from their notoriously sticky mountings.”
“Rain, in your glorious presence, Miss Temminnick? I hardly think it should dare.”
“You don’t have Facebook?” I gasp. “How in the world do you know what’s going on with your friends if you don’t have Facebook?” “I call them and say ‘hey, what’s going on? How are things? Anything new?’” “Oh, yeah, I guess you could do that.” He squeezes my hand and chuckles.”
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