I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood.
I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.
I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, and part of this body and my soul with contemplation and devout desires.
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
I pray thee cease thy counsel, Which falls into mine ears as profitless as water in a sieve.
I wish you well and so I take my leave. I Pray you know me when we meet again.
Action is eloquence.
And since you know you cannot see yourself, so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself, that of yourself which you yet know not of.
And thus I clothe my naked villainy. With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ. And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.