And the more pity that great folk should have count'nance in this
world to drown or hang themselves more than their even-Christen.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Clown at V, i)
The cowslips tall her pensioners be.
In their gold coats spots you see:
Those be rubies, fairy favors;
In those freckles live their savors.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Fairy at II, i)
A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye.
In the most high and palmy state of Rome,
A little ere the mightiest Julius fell,
The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead
Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets;
As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood,
Disasters in the sun; and the moist star
Upon whose influence Neptune's empire stands
Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Horatio at I, i)
Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witch's mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravined salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digged i' th' dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew,
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Slivered in the moon's eclipse,
Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips,
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-delivered by a drab
Make the gruel thick and slab.
Add there to a tiger's chaudron
For th' ingredience of our cauldron.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Third Witch at IV, i)
A nun of winter's sisterhood kisses not more religiously; the
very ice of chastity is in them.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Celia at III, iv)
The noble sister of Publicola,
The moon of Rome, chaste as the icicle
That's curded by the frost from purest snow
And hangs on Dian's temple--dear Valeria!
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Coriolanus (Coriolanus at V, iii)
Me of my lawful pleasure she restrained
And prayed me oft forbearance--did it with
A pudency so rosy, the sweet view on't
Might well have warmed old Saturn--that I thought her
As chaste as unsunned snow.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Cymbeline (Posthumus at II, v)
Remember, sir, my liege,
The kings your ancestors, together with
The natural bravery of your isle, which stands
As Neptune's park, ribbed and paled in
With rocks unscalable and roaring waters,
With sands that will not bear your enemies' boats
But suck them up to th' topmast.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Cymbeline (Queen, wife to Cymbeline at III, i)
Glory is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself
Till by broad spreading it disperse to naught.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part I (Pucelle at I, ii)
I grant you, friends, if you should fright the ladies out of
their wits, they would have no more discretion but to hang us;
but I will aggravate my voice so that I will roar you as gently
as any suckling dove; I will roar you an 'twere any nightingale.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom at I, ii)
O villain, thou hast stol'n both mine office and my name!
The one ne'er got me credit, the other mickle blame.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Ephesus at III, i)
A murderer and a villain,
A slave that is not twentieth part the tithe
Of your precedent lord, a vice of kings,
A cutpurse of the empire and the rule,
That from a shelf the precious diadem stole
And put it in his pocket--
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, iv)
Do villainy, do, since you protest to do't,
Like workmen. I'll example you with thievery:
The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction
Robs the vast sea; the moon's an arrant thief,
And her pale fire she snatches from the sun;
The sea's a thief, whose liquid surges resolves
The moon into salt tears; the earth's a thief,
That feeds and breeds by a composture stol'n
From gen'ral excrement.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Timon at IV, iii)
But now will canker sorrow eat my bud
And chase the native beauty from his cheek,
And he will look as hollow as a ghost,
As dim and meagre as an ague's fit,
And so he'll die; and rising so again,
When I shall meet him in the court of heaven
I shall not know him.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Constance at III, iv)
I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster; but
I'll take my oath on it, till he have made an oyster of me he
shall never make me such a fool.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at II, iii)
Or, if there were a sympathy in choice,
War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it,
Making it momentany as a sound,
Swift as a shadow, short as any dream,
Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,
And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!'
The jaws of darkness do devour it up:
So quick bright things come to confusion.
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lysander at I, i)
Where doth the world thrust forth a vanity
(So it be new, there's no respect how vile)
That is not quickly buzzed into his ears?
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (York at II, i)
Let me be cruel, not unnatural;
I will speak daggers to her, but use none.
My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites:
How in my words somever she be shent,
To give them seals never, my soul, consent!
Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, ii)