Quotes from The Complete Sonnets and Poems

William Shakespeare ·  768 pages

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“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Complete Sonnets and Poems

“Love is not love
Which alters when alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
Oh, no, it is an ever-fixèd mark,
that looks on tempests and is never shaken.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Complete Sonnets and Poems

“The summer's flower is to the summer sweet
Though to itself it only live and die”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Complete Sonnets and Poems

“Amore non è amore
Se muta quando scopre un mutamento
O tende a svanire quando l‘altro s‘allontana.
Oh no! Amore è un faro sempre fisso
Che sovrasta la tempesta e non vacilla mai;
È la stella che guida di ogni barca,
Il cui valore è sconosciuto, benché nota la distanza.
Amore non è soggetto al Tempo, pur se rosee labbra
E gote dovran cadere sotto la sua curva lama;
Amore non muta in poche ore o settimane,
Ma impavido resiste al giorno estremo del giudizio;
Se questo è un errore e mi sarà provato,
Io non ho mai scritto, e nessuno ha mai amato.”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Complete Sonnets and Poems

“When my love swears that she is made of truth,
I do believe her, though I know she lies”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Complete Sonnets and Poems

“That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the deathbed whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

(Sonnet 73 (1609))”
― William Shakespeare, quote from The Complete Sonnets and Poems

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William Shakespeare
Born place: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, The United Kingdom
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