I give unto my wife my second best bed with the furniture.
— William Shakespeare
There are many events in the womb of time, which will be delivered.
Praise us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove.
I like not fair terms and a villain's mind.
Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it.
I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
There's not a note of mine that's worth the noting.
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
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.
There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
'Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.
Such as we are made of, such we be.
I must be cruel, only to be kind.
But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive.
We are time's subjects, and time bids be gone.
How well he's read, to reason against reading!
Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass.
There's many a man has more hair than wit.
I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire.
Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.
For I can raise no money by vile means.
Death is a fearful thing.
Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
'Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
Thou know'st the first time that we smell the air we wawl and cry. When we are born we cry, that we are come to this great state of fools.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man who hath any honesty in him.
Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.
I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.
I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!
But men are men; the best sometimes forget.
Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.
Women may fall when there's no strength in men.
What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind.
I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.
Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.
Men's vows are women's traitors!