Doubt that the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt love.
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to no one.
If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work: but when they seldom come, they wished for come, and nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.
Topics: Pleasure, Perspective, One liners, Holidays
This above all—to thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Topics: Courage, Individuality, Being Ourselves, Truth, Integrity
In such business
Action is eloquence, and the eyes of th’ ignorant
More learned than the ears.
So farewell—to the little good you bear me.
Farewell? a long farewell to all my greatness!
This is the state of man: to-day he puts forth
The tender leaves of hopes, to-morrow blossoms,
And bears his blushing honors thick upon him;
The third day comes a frost, a killing frost,
And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely
His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root,
And then he falls as I do.
To thine own self be true.
There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself.
Rich honesty dwells like a miser, sir, in a poor house; as your pearl in a foul oyster.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
Joy delights in Joy.
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