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William Shakespeare Quotes

(1564-1616), British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short; youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, and age is tame.

Category: Age And Aging

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. [Merchant Of Venice]

Category: Age And Aging

Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty; for in my youth I never did apply hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; and did not, with unbashful forehead, woo the means of weakness and debility: therefore my age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly.

Category: Age And Aging

Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!

Category: Age And Aging

My age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly.

Category: Age And Aging

I wasted time, and now time doth waste me.

Category: Age And Aging

Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?

Category: Age And Aging

Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.

Category: Agents

O world, world! thus is the poor agent despised. O traitors and bawds, how earnestly are you set a-work, and how ill requited! Why should our endeavor be so loved, and the performance so loathed?

Category: Agents

I told you, sir, they were red-hot with drinking; so full of valor that they smote the air, for breathing in their faces, beat the ground for kissing of their feet.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! That we should with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause transform ourselves into beasts!

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

It provokes the desire but it takes away the performance. Therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him and it mars him; it sets him on and it takes him off.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

Macduff: What three things does drink especially provoke? Porter: Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

Category: Ambition