Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court.
He that wants money, means, and content, is without three good friends.
Since I was man,
Such sheets of fire, such bursts of torrid thunder
Such groans of roaring wind and rain, I never
Remember to have heard.
There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things.
Feed on her damask cheek: she pined in thought, And with a green and yellow melancholy She sat like patience on a monument, Smiling at grief
Great men should drink with harness on their throats.
The morning steals upon the night, melting the darkness.
Why should honor outlive honestly?
Some are born great; some achieve greatness; and some have greatness thrust upon them.
We are such stuff as dreams are made of, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?
He wants wit who wants resolved will.
Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
Because I will not do the wrong to mistrust any, I will do myself the right to trust none; I will live a bachelor.
The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life.
When the moon shone we did not see the candle: so doth the greater glory dim the less.—A substitute shines lightly as a king until a king be by, and then his state empties itself, as doth an inland brook into the main of waters.
I will praise any man that will praise me.
Your old virginity is like one of our French withered pears: it looks ill, it eats dryly.
Wondering Whom to Read Next?
- Dorothy L. Sayers English Novelist, Playwright
- Dodie Smith British Novelist
- Graham Greene British Novelist
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan Irish-born British Playwright
- Christopher Marlowe English Playwright
- Lawrence Durrell British Biographer
- Edna St. Vincent Millay American Poet
- William Congreve English Dramatist
- Colley Cibber English Playwright
- Pietro Aretino Italian Author