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Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
by William Shakespeare

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

Related topics: Wisdom

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

 

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

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Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Discretion is the better part of valor.
(originally "The better part of valor is discretion")
- William Shakespeare

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

In time we hate that which we often fear.
- William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

Love sought is good,
but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare

Love is blind.
- William Shakespeare

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench
the fire of love with words.
- William Shakespeare

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
- William Shakespeare

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

A peace is of the nature of a conquest;
for then both parties nobly are subdued,
and neither party loser.
- William Shakespeare

What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet
- William Shakespeare

But men are men; the best sometimes forget.
- William Shakespeare

Boldness be my friend.
- William Shakespeare

Being born is like being kidnapped.
And then sold into slavery.
- William Shakespeare

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- William Shakespeare

Absence from those we love is self from self -
a deadly banishment.
- William Shakespeare

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new- hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade.
- William Shakespeare

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
- William Shakespeare

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
- William Shakespeare

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
- William Shakespeare

As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods;
they kill us for their sport.
- William Shakespeare

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
- William Shakespeare

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- William Shakespeare

And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
- William Shakespeare

Brevity is the soul of wit.
- William Shakespeare

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great,
some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
- William Shakespeare

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.
- William Shakespeare

An overflow of good converts to bad.
- William Shakespeare

As he was valiant, I honour him.
But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
- William Shakespeare

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone -
but paradoxically, if we cannot trust,
neither can we find love or joy.
- Walter Anderson

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

It is neither wealth nor splendor;
but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

Neither blame or praise yourself.
- Plutarch

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that life is most joyful when you
neither attempt to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Friendship is all about Mutuality,
neither Individuality nor Singularity.
- Aparna Chatterjee

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes
is a sign of want of education.
To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun.
To accuse neither oneself nor others
shows that one's education is complete.
- Epictetus

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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