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.”
“That’s called faith. Trusting God.” His voice waffled. “We must be ready to hear from Him and respond, at any moment, no matter what the consequence.”
“He was too gorgeous for words and worst yet he knew it.”
“How quick, brutal, and fragile is life. You are born, you live a few years in wild hope, then you are dragged back into the night. You might have breathed on a little longer, had you not dared think yourself a human creature instead of an engine of muscle and bone.”
“Juliet notices the insecurities rising within her – the demons of not being heard, the goblins of not being understood, the imps of not being considered important. The fight between them confuses her thinking into a shade of panic.”
“Yes," said Jalem as he returned to his brushing. "You've obviously done a superb job so far. Tell me, do I need to make an appointment to try and kill Drothe, or is it simply on a first-come, first-served basis? I can never keep kin etiquette straight.”
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