William Shakespeare on Punishment

“They’ll have me whipt for speaking true; thou’lt have me whipt for lying; and sometimes I am whipt for holding my peace.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Grief

“Sorrow concealed, like an oven stopp’d,
Doth burn the heart to cinders where it is.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Courage

“tis true that we are in great danger, The greater therefore should our courage be.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Hatred

“See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,
That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Virtue

“How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

” … for pleasure and revenge
Have ears more deaf than adders to the voice
Of any true decision.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Time

“Time’s glory is to calm contending kings,
To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light,
To stamp the seal of time in aged things,
To wake the morn, and sentinel the night,
To wrong the wronger till he render right”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Wisdom

“But I remember now
I am in this earthly world—where to do harm
Is often laudable, to do good sometime
Accounted dangerous folly.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare on Valour

“The better part of valour is discretion, in the which better part I have sav’d my life.”

~ William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

“Against ill chances men are ever merry.”

~ William Shakespeare