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God bless thee and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ...


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"Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct." Make picture quote!
"Exceeds man's might: that dwells with the gods above." Make picture quote!
"Expectation is the root of all heartache." Make picture quote!
"Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them." Make picture quote!
"Death is a fearful thing." Make picture quote!
"Desire of having is the sin of covetousness." Make picture quote!
"False face must hide what the false heart doth know." Make picture quote!
"Farewell, fair cruelty." Make picture quote!
"Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones." Make picture quote!
"For I can raise no money by vile means." Make picture quote!
"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit." Make picture quote!
"For my part, it was Greek to me." Make picture quote!
"Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!" Make picture quote!
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." Make picture quote!
"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs." Make picture quote!
"Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise." Make picture quote!
"Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything." Make picture quote!
"Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage." Make picture quote!
"Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives." Make picture quote!
"Men's vows are women's traitors!" Make picture quote!
"Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes." Make picture quote!
"Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once." Make picture quote!
"Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds." Make picture quote!
"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." Make picture quote!
"As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words." Make picture quote!
"As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him." Make picture quote!
"There's place and means for every man alive." Make picture quote!
"As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport." Make picture quote!
"Love is too young to know what conscience is." Make picture quote!
"Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness." Make picture quote!
"Men shut their doors against a setting sun." Make picture quote!
"To do a great right do a little wrong." Make picture quote!
"We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements." Make picture quote!
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Make picture quote!
"Time and the hour run through the roughest day." Make picture quote!
"'Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems." Make picture quote!
"'Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of." Make picture quote!
"'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after." Make picture quote!
"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." Make picture quote!
"To be, or not to be: that is the question." Make picture quote!
"There's not a note of mine that's worth the noting." Make picture quote!
"To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." Make picture quote!
"Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man who hath any honesty in him." Make picture quote!
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." Make picture quote!
"Use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping?" Make picture quote!
"Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful." Make picture quote!
"Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes." Make picture quote!
"We are time's subjects, and time bids be gone." Make picture quote!
"'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall." Make picture quote!
"Brevity is the soul of wit." Make picture quote!
"There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures." Make picture quote!
"There is no darkness but ignorance." Make picture quote!
"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." Make picture quote!
"There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass." Make picture quote!
"Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong." Make picture quote!
"By that sin fell the angels." Make picture quote!
"They do not love that do not show their love." Make picture quote!
"But men are men; the best sometimes forget." Make picture quote!
"This above all; to thine own self be true." Make picture quote!
"Boldness be my friend." Make picture quote!
"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late." Make picture quote!
"There's many a man has more hair than wit." Make picture quote!
"They say miracles are past." Make picture quote!
"Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered." Make picture quote!
"There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face." Make picture quote!
"Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind." Make picture quote!
"But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes." Make picture quote!
"Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice." Make picture quote!
"Lawless are they that make their wills their law." Make picture quote!
"It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions." Make picture quote!
"My pride fell with my fortunes." Make picture quote!
"My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy." Make picture quote!
"Listen to many, speak to a few." Make picture quote!
"Ambition should be made of sterner stuff." Make picture quote!
"Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!" Make picture quote!
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." Make picture quote!
"A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age." Make picture quote!
"A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser." Make picture quote!
"Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment." Make picture quote!
"Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear." Make picture quote!
"Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue." Make picture quote!
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." Make picture quote!
"Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better." Make picture quote!
"Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear." Make picture quote!
"What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god." Make picture quote!
"What is past is prologue." Make picture quote!
"What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind." Make picture quote!
"What's done can't be undone." Make picture quote!
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Make picture quote!
"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry." Make picture quote!
"It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood." Make picture quote!
"When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools." Make picture quote!
"And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse." Make picture quote!
"Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end." Make picture quote!
"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." Make picture quote!
"Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man." Make picture quote!
"Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life." Make picture quote!
"Let no such man be trusted." Make picture quote!
"An overflow of good converts to bad." Make picture quote!
"Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course." Make picture quote!
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions." Make picture quote!
"Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head." Make picture quote!
"So foul and fair a day I have not seen." Make picture quote!
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." Make picture quote!
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall." Make picture quote!
"Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt." Make picture quote!
"Speak low, if you speak love." Make picture quote!
"Such as we are made of, such we be." Make picture quote!
"Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind." Make picture quote!
"Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge." Make picture quote!
"Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds." Make picture quote!
"Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving." Make picture quote!
"Suit the action to the word, the word to the action." Make picture quote!
"Praise us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove." Make picture quote!
"Poor and content is rich, and rich enough." Make picture quote!
"Pleasure and action make the hours seem short." Make picture quote!
"Parting is such sweet sorrow." Make picture quote!
"Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains." Make picture quote!
"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." Make picture quote!
"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." Make picture quote!
"O' What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!" Make picture quote!
"O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!" Make picture quote!
"O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!" Make picture quote!
"The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired." Make picture quote!
"O, had I but followed the arts!" Make picture quote!
"O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention." Make picture quote!
"The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns." Make picture quote!
"I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man." Make picture quote!
"Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart." Make picture quote!
"Words without thoughts never to heaven go." Make picture quote!
"Women may fall when there's no strength in men." Make picture quote!
"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." Make picture quote!
"Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast." Make picture quote!
"Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?" Make picture quote!
"Where every something, being blent together turns to a wild of nothing." Make picture quote!
"When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain." Make picture quote!
"There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them." Make picture quote!
"The wheel is come full circle." Make picture quote!
"The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is, to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company." Make picture quote!
"The valiant never taste of death but once." Make picture quote!
"The course of true love never did run smooth." Make picture quote!
"O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil." Make picture quote!
"The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief." Make picture quote!
"The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils." Make picture quote!
"The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact." Make picture quote!
"The love of heaven makes one heavenly." Make picture quote!
"The lady doth protest too much, methinks." Make picture quote!
"The golden age is before us, not behind us." Make picture quote!
"The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it." Make picture quote!
"The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones." Make picture quote!
"The empty vessel makes the loudest sound." Make picture quote!
"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose." Make picture quote!
"The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream." Make picture quote!
"Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself." Make picture quote!
"I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father." Make picture quote!
"I like not fair terms and a villain's mind." Make picture quote!
"I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one." Make picture quote!
"I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!" Make picture quote!
"I dote on his very absence." Make picture quote!
"I bear a charmed life." Make picture quote!
"I am not bound to please thee with my answer." Make picture quote!
"How well he's read, to reason against reading!" Make picture quote!
"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!" Make picture quote!
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?" Make picture quote!
"I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire." Make picture quote!
"Hell is empty and all the devils are here." Make picture quote!
"Give thy thoughts no tongue." Make picture quote!
"He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer." Make picture quote!
"He that is giddy thinks the world turns round." Make picture quote!
"He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike." Make picture quote!
"He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural." Make picture quote!
"Having nothing, nothing can he lose." Make picture quote!
"God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another." Make picture quote!
"God has given you one face, and you make yourself another." Make picture quote!
"Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know." Make picture quote!
"O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!" Make picture quote!
"Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me." Make picture quote!
"I was adored once too." Make picture quote!
"How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world." Make picture quote!
"In time we hate that which we often fear." Make picture quote!
"I say there is no darkness but ignorance." Make picture quote!
"Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair." Make picture quote!
"Now is the winter of our discontent." Make picture quote!
"Nothing can come of nothing." Make picture quote!
"No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing." Make picture quote!
"No legacy is so rich as honesty." Make picture quote!
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be." Make picture quote!
"Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time." Make picture quote!
"It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so." Make picture quote!
"Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?" Make picture quote!
"In a false quarrel there is no true valor." Make picture quote!
"Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven." Make picture quote!
"I will praise any man that will praise me." Make picture quote!
"I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart." Make picture quote!
"It is a wise father that knows his own child." Make picture quote!
"I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion." Make picture quote!
"If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?" Make picture quote!
"If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul." Make picture quote!
"If music be the food of love, play on." Make picture quote!
"If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces." Make picture quote!
"If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor." Make picture quote!
"If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me." Make picture quote!
"If you have tears, prepare to shed them now." Make picture quote!
"I wasted time, and now doth time waste me." Make picture quote!
"By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too." Make picture quote!
"Cowards die many times before their deaths The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come." Make picture quote!
"Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood, garnish'd and deck'd in modest compliment, not working with the eye without the ear, and but in purged judgement trusting neither Such and so finely bolted didst thou seem." Make picture quote!
"Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught." Make picture quote!
"Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be wor" Make picture quote!
"He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument." Make picture quote!
"He was my friend, faithful, and just to meBut Brutus says, he was ambitious,And Brutus is an honorable man.He hath brought many captives home to Rome,Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill.Did this in Caesar seem ambitiousWhen the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept.Ambition should me made of sterner stuff,Yet Brutus says, he was ambitiousAnd Brutus is an honorable man." Make picture quote!
"How poor are they who have not patience What wound did ever heal but by degrees." Make picture quote!
"Ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven." Make picture quote!
"In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility." Make picture quote!
"In thy face I see The map of honor, truth, and loyalty." Make picture quote!
"Lady you berefit me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins, And there is such confusion in my powers." Make picture quote!
"Lord, what fools these mortals be!" Make picture quote!
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" Make picture quote!
"Mine honour is my life; both grow in one; Take honour from me, and my life is done" Make picture quote!
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine ownself be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man." Make picture quote!
"Our bodies are our gardens... our wills are gardeners." Make picture quote!
"Nothing will come of nothing; we must dare mighty things. " Make picture quote!
"O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone" Make picture quote!
"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood." Make picture quote!
"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." Make picture quote!
"Reputation is an idle and most false imposition oft got without merit, and lost without deserving." Make picture quote!
"Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind." Make picture quote!
"'T is better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow." Make picture quote!
"The Possible's slow fuse is lit By the Imagination." Make picture quote!
"The trust I have is in mine innocence, and therefore am I bold and resolute." Make picture quote!
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Make picture quote!
"Timing is everything. There is a tide in the affairs of men which when taken at the flood leads on to fortune." Make picture quote!
"To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action." Make picture quote!
"Truth is truth To the end of reckoning." Make picture quote!
"We are advertis'd by our loving friends." Make picture quote!
"Yet do I fear thy nature It is too full o' the milk of human kindness." Make picture quote!
"When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress." Make picture quote!
"When the sea was calm all ships alike showed mastership in floating." Make picture quote!




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