Assume a virtue if you have it not.
God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
It is the purpose that makes strong the vow; But vows to every purpose must not hold.
This is the excellent foppery of the world: that when we are sick in fortune -- often the surfeits of our own behavior -- we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars, as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star!
Where every something, being blent together turns to a wild of nothing.
The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
I dare to do all that may become a man: who dares do more is none.
Self-loving is not so vile a sin, my liege, as self-neglecting.
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night!
Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?
Come, let's have one other gaudy night. Call to me. All my sad captains. Fill our bowls once more. Let's mock the midnight bell.
There is no darkness, but ignorance.
Silence is the perfectos herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.