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“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“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, As You Like It
“Do you not know I am a woman? when I think, I must speak.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“Love is merely a madness; and, I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do; and the reason why they are not so punish'd and cured is that the lunacy is so
ordinary that the whippers are in love too.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“Sweet are the uses of adversity
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“Love is merely a madness.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
tags: love
“No sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved; no sooner loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage...”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“Time travels at different speeds for different people. I can tell you who time strolls for, who it trots for, who it gallops for, and who it stops cold for.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“JAQUES: Rosalind is your love's name?

ORLANDO: Yes, just.

JAQUES: I do not like her name.

ORLANDO: There was no thought of pleasing you when she was christened.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“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,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“I was too young that time to value her,
But now I know her. If she be a traitor,
Why, so am I. We still have slept together,
Rose at an instant, learned, played, eat together,
And wheresoe'er we went, like Juno's swans,
Still we went coupled and inseparable.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“Men are April when they woo, December when they wed...”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“But it is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, which, by often rumination, wraps me in the most humorous sadness.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“Master, go on, and I will follow thee
To the last gasp with truth and loyalty.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“O wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful! And yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all hooping.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“Under the greenwood tree,
Who loves to lie with me
And tune his merry note,
Unto the sweet bird's throat;
Come hither, come hither, come hither.
Here shall he see
No enemy
But winter and rough weather.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“I'll have no husband, if you be not he.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“What would you have? Your gentleness shall force
More than your force move us to gentleness.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“My affection hath an unknown bottom, like the Bay of Portugal.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
tags: love
“Truly thou art damned, like an ill-roasted egg, all on one side.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“Thou seest we are not all alone unhappy:
This wide and universal theatre
Presents more woeful pageants than the scene
Wherein we play in.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“It is far easier for me to teach twenty what were right to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“Totus mundus agit histrionem. (All the World's a Stage.)"

[Motto of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (f. 1599) and its acting company, The King's Men; taken from the first play to be performed on the new stage.]”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“It is to be all made of fantasy, All made of passion and all made of wishes, All adoration, duty, and observance, All humbleness, all patience and impatience, All purity, all trial, all observance”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“ROSALIND
Now tell me how long you would have her after you have possessed her.

ORLANDO
Forever and a day.

ROSALIND
Say “a day” without the “ever.” No, no, Orlando, 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. I will be more jealous of thee than a Barbary cock- pigeon over his hen, more clamorous than a parrot against rain, more newfangled than an ape, more giddy in my desires than a monkey. I will weep for nothing, like Diana in the fountain, and I will do that when you are disposed to be merry. I will laugh like a hyena, and that when thou art inclined to sleep.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
“We that are true lovers run into strange capers.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

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