William Shakespeare Quotes

Helen. In love, i'faith, to the very tip of the nose. Paris. He eats nothing but doves, love, and that breeds hot blood, and hot blood begets hot thoughts, and hot thoughts beget hot deeds, and hot deeds is love.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Helen and Paris, in Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 1, l. 127. They are talking about Pandarus; what Paris describes is lechery, not love.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Iago, in Othello, act 2, sc. 3, l. 268-70. "Imposition" means what is attributed to someone by other people.
The whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Jaques, in As You Like It, act 2, sc. 7. Describing the second age of man.
To face the garment of rebellion With some fine color that may please the eye Of fickle changelings and poor discontents. Which gape and rub the elbow at the news Of hurly-burly innovation.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. King Henry, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 5, sc. 1, l. 74-6. Rebels can always attract support; "face" means trim.
For nothing can seem foul to those that win.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. King Henry, in King Henry IV, Part 1, act 5, sc. 1.
A little water clears us of this deed. How easy is it then!
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Lady Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 2, sc. 2, l. 64-5. Referring to the blood on their hands after the murder of Duncan.
Now our joy, Although our last and least.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Lear, in King Lear, act 1, sc. 1, l. 82-3. Addressing Cordelia, his youngest daughter.
What man dare, I dare. Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, The armed rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger; Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves Shall never tremble. Or be alive again And dare me to the desert with thy sword.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British poet. Macbeth (III, iv). . . The Unabridged William Shakespeare, William George Clark and William Aldis Wright, eds. (1989) Running Press.
Is there no respect of place, persons, nor time in you?
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Malvolio, in Twelfth Night, act 2, sc. 3, l. 91-2. Reprimanding Sir Toby and his companions for their rowdiness at night.
The ancient saying is no heresy, Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Nerissa, in The Merchant of Venice, act 2, sc. 9, l. 82-3. Proverbial, implying that men may easily be misled in their choice of a wife.