A few from Shakespeare.

Have you ever heard of this man Shakespeare? A playwright mostly. Quite good, some say. And some heap even more praise on him than that. Worth the look. Here are a few, just minor scraps for us groundlings, fallen from his plate. (The internet will guide you to their provenance.)


Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

To do a great right do a little wrong.

If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then to me.

Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.

Be to yourself as you would to your friend.

The object of art is to give life a shape.
(A wonderful line, actually not Shakespeare, though often attributed to him. It comes from the Jean Anouilh play The Rehearsal.)

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