Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch

“THE FOOL DO NOT THINK HE IS WISE, BUT THE WISE MAN KNOWS HIMSELF TO BE A FOOL” WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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YSU Ijevan Branch is pleased to share quotes by a renowned writer William Shakespeare.

  1. “My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break” 
  2. We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep”
  3. “Love like a shadow flies when substance love pursues
  4. Pursuing that that flies, and flying what pursues” 
  5. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
  6. All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. Good night, good night!
  7. Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
  8. How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
  9. Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
  10. We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
  11. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
  12. There is no darkness but ignorance.
  13. Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
  14. There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face. How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
  15. My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
  16. Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
  17. Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
  18. False face must hide what the false heart doth know. Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
  19. If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottage princes’ palaces.
  20. Lawless are they that make their wills their law.
  21. ‘Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.
  22. Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.
  23. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
  24. Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.
  25. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
  26. Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.
  27. Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
  28. Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.
  29. Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.
  30. We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from… Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.
  31. If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.
  32. Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
  33. The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
  34. I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!
  35. There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them.
  36. I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
  37. Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
  38. There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass.
  39. Now is the winter of our discontent.
  40. “Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead, excessive grief the enemy to the living.”
  41. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy
  42. Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.”
  43. Men at some time are masters of their fates:
    The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
    But in ourselves, that we are underlings
  44. My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:
    Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”
  45. Young men’s love then lies
    Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.”
  46. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind.”
  47. …be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”
  48. Lord, what fools these mortals be!’
  49. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’
  50. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.’