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Better a little chiding than a great deal of heartbreak.

--William Shakespeare
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Ay me! sad hours seem long.

--William Shakespeare
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Commit the oldest sins the newest kind of ways.

--William Shakespeare
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The sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness.

--William Shakespeare

Longer Version:

The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness, And in the taste confounds the appetite: Therefore love moderately— long love doth so.


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The earth, that is nature's mother, is her tomb.

--William Shakespeare
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My business was great, and in such a case as mine a man may strain courtesy.

--William Shakespeare
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Can I go forward when my heart is here?

--William Shakespeare
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Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile; Filths savour but themselves.

--William Shakespeare
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There are no tricks in plain and simple faith.

--William Shakespeare
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Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.

--William Shakespeare
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Tell me where is fancy bred, Or in the heart, or in the head?

--William Shakespeare
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Short summers lightly have a forward spring.

--William Shakespeare
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I can express no kinder sign of love, than this kind kiss.

--William Shakespeare
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Nothing 'gainst Times scythe can make defence.

--William Shakespeare
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So quick bright things come to confusion.​​​​​​.

--William Shakespeare
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Faster than spring-time showers comes thought on thought.

--William Shakespeare
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A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross.

--William Shakespeare
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We may outrun By violent swiftness And lose by over-running.

--William Shakespeare
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This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad.

--William Shakespeare
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By this reckoning he is more a shrew than she.

--William Shakespeare
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Is it possible that love should of a sudden take such a hold?

--William Shakespeare
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I see a woman may be made a fool, If she had not a spirit to resist.

--William Shakespeare
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Tis the mind that makes the body rich.

--William Shakespeare
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The poorest service is repaid with thanks.

--William Shakespeare
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In brief, sir, study what you most affect.

--William Shakespeare
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Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, Shall win my love.

--William Shakespeare
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Words spoken can not be recalled so think twice before you speak.

--William Shakespeare
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There is nothing so confining as the prisons of our own perceptions.

--William Shakespeare
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Art made tongue-tied by authority.

--William Shakespeare
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Some innocents 'scape not the thunderbolt.

--William Shakespeare
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I have unclasp'd to thee the book even of my secret soul.

--William Shakespeare
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Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty.

--William Shakespeare
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Enough no more; Tis not so sweet now as it was before.

--William Shakespeare
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O, spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou!

--William Shakespeare
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Though it be honest, it is never good to bring bad news.

--William Shakespeare
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Every fair from fair sometime declines.

--William Shakespeare
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None can cure their harms by wailing them.

--William Shakespeare
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I am declined
Into the vale of years.

--William Shakespeare
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Nothing can seem foul to those who win.

--William Shakespeare
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Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used.

--William Shakespeare
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Winter's not gone yet, if the wild geese fly that way.

--William Shakespeare
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I am falser than vows made in wine.

--William Shakespeare
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Can one desire too much of a good thing?

--William Shakespeare
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Trust not your daughter's minds By what you see them act.

--William Shakespeare
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Plenty and peace breed cowards; hardness ever of hardiness is mother.

--William Shakespeare
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There's hope a great man's memory may outlive his life half a year.

--William Shakespeare
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Hasty marriage seldom proveth well.

--William Shakespeare
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Where souls do couch on flowers we'll hand in hand.

--William Shakespeare
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Hereditary sloth instructs me.

--William Shakespeare
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You cannot call it love, for at your age the heyday in the blood is tame.

--William Shakespeare
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I could be well content To entertain the lag-end of my life With quiet hours.

--William Shakespeare
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And worse I may be yet: the worst is not
So long as we can say 'This is the worst.

--William Shakespeare
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Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.

--William Shakespeare
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How ill white hairs become a fool and jester!

--William Shakespeare
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Juliet is the east and I am the sun.

--William Shakespeare
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Blind is his love, and best befits the dark.

--William Shakespeare
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For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

--William Shakespeare
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He that hath the steerage of my course, Direct my sail.

--William Shakespeare
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Some grief shows much of love, But much of grief shows still some want of wit.

--William Shakespeare
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He jests at scars that never felt a wound.

--William Shakespeare
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By Heaven, I love thee better than myself.

--William Shakespeare
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Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.

--William Shakespeare
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O fortune, fortune! all men call thee fickle.

--William Shakespeare
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Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot. Take thou what course thou wilt.

--William Shakespeare
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Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.

--William Shakespeare
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The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.

--William Shakespeare
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Faint heart never won fair maid.

--William Shakespeare
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I love thee; none but thee, and thou deservest it.

--William Shakespeare
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Gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman.

--William Shakespeare
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In scorn of nature, art gave lifeless life.

--William Shakespeare
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He will fence with his own shadow.

--William Shakespeare
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A heavy heart bears not a nimble tongue.

--William Shakespeare
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I profess not talking: only this, Let each man do his best.

--William Shakespeare
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Happy are they that hear their detractions, and can put them to mending.

--William Shakespeare
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Unnatural deeds do breed unnatural troubles.

--William Shakespeare
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Muster your wits; stand in your own defence.

--William Shakespeare
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As merry as the day is long.

--William Shakespeare
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It is the green eyed monster which doth mock.

--William Shakespeare
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And what's he then that says I play the villain?

--William Shakespeare
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To take arms against a sea of troubles.

--William Shakespeare
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If is a custom,
More honor'd in the breach than the observance.

--William Shakespeare
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Good madonna, give me leave to
prove you a fool.

--William Shakespeare
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I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.

--William Shakespeare
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The blood of youth burns not with such excess as gravity's revolt to wantonness.

--William Shakespeare
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My love admits no qualifying dross.

--William Shakespeare
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Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man.

--William Shakespeare
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Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing.

--William Shakespeare
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Use almost can change the stamp of nature.

--William Shakespeare
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Rumor is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures.

--William Shakespeare
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Lovers can do their amorous rites by their own beauties.

--William Shakespeare
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Let the sap of reason quench the fire of passion.

--William Shakespeare
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Let every man be master of his time.

--William Shakespeare
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Love is blind, it stops lovers seeing the silly things they do.

--William Shakespeare
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But doth must suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.

--William Shakespeare
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And simple truth miscalled simplicity.

--William Shakespeare
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There is no slander in an allowed fool, though he do nothing but rail.

--William Shakespeare
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On Rumor's tongue continual slanders ride.

--William Shakespeare
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Slander lives upon succession, For ever housed where it gets possession.

--William Shakespeare
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I wish you all the joy that you can wish.

--William Shakespeare
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Sleep knits up the raveled sleeve of care.

--William Shakespeare

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