Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I ha lost my reputation, I ha lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial!
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
Lawless are they that make their wills their law.
A good old man, sir. He will be talking. As they say, when the age is in, the wit is out.
For he was likely, had he been put on, to have proved most royally.
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 by shallows and in misery. [Julius Caesar]
O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper. I would not be mad.
Ambition's like a circle on the water, which never ceases to enlarge itself, 'till by broad spreading it disperse to nought.
'Tis the soldier's life to have their balmy slumbers waked with strife.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, And good in everything.
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.
I am as poor as Job, my lord, but not so patient.
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?
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.