William Shakespeare on Flaws

No more be griev’d at that which thou hast done:
Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud,
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.

~ William Shakespeare / Sonnet 35

William Shakespeare on Love

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”

~ William Shakespeare / A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare on Wisdom

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

~ William Shakespeare / As You Like It

William Shakespeare on Blazes

The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing would make it flame again

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Curs

“… thy words are too precious to be cast away upon curs…”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Malice

“Men that make
Envy and crooked malice nourishment
Dare bite the best.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Loss

“Great lords, wise men ne’er sit and wail their loss,
But cheerly seek how to redress their harms.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Perils

“You knew he walk’d o’er perils, on an edge,
More likely to fall in than to get o’er”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Enemies

“Here in these confines slily have I lurk’d,
To watch the waning of mine enemies”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Bragging

Let him fear this; for it will come to pass
That every braggart shall be found an ass.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Humanity

“How look I
That I should seem to lack humanity
So much as this fact comes to?”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Tyranny

“I knew him tyrannous, and tyrants’ fears
Decrease not, but grow faster than the years.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Fate

“Let go thy hold when a great wheel runs down a hill, lest it break thy neck with following.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Contentment

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”

~ William Shakespeare