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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
English dramatist and poet
(1564 - 1616)
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My words fly up, my thoughts remain below.
  Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Claudius, King of Denmark at III, iii)
        [Words]

What if this cursed hand
  Where thicker than itself with brother's blood,
    Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens
      To wash it white as snow?
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (King at III, iii) [Forgiveness]

What then? What rests?
  Try what repentance can. What can it not?
    Yet what can it when one cannot repent?
      O wretched state? O bosom black as death!
        O limed soul, that struggling to be free
          Art more engaged!
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Claudius, King of Denmark at III, iii)
        [Repentance]

Whereto serves mercy
  But to confront the visage of offense?
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Claudius, King of Denmark at III, iii)
        [Mercy]

Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (King at III, iii) [Words]

A murderer and a villain,
  A slave that is not twentieth part the tithe
    Of your precedent lord, a vice of kings,
      A cutpurse of the empire and the rule,
        That from a shelf the precious diadem stole
          And put it in his pocket--
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Thieving]

Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Virtue]

Ay me, what act,
  That roars so loud and thunders in the index?
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark at III, iv)
        [Books : Indexes]

Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Ghost at III, iv) [Conceit : Proverbs]

Confess yourself to heaven,
  Repent what's past, avoid what is to come,
    And do not spread the compost on the weeds
      To make them ranker.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Confession]

For 'tis the sport to have the enginer
  Hoist with his own petar, and 't shall go hard
    But I will delve one yard below their mines
      And blow them at the moon.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Injury]

For use almost can change the stamp of nature.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Proverbs]

Forgive me this is my virtue.
  For in the fatness of these pursy times
    Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg,
      Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Virtue]

Heaven's face does glow,
  And this solidarity and compound mass,
    With heated visage, as against the doom,
      Is thought-sick at the act.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Heaven]

I must be cruel only to be kind.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Cruelty : Proverbs]

Look here upon this picture, and on this,
  The counterfeit presentment of two brothers.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Painting]

O Hamlet, speak no more.
  Thou turn'st mine eyes into my very soul,
    And there I see such black and grained spots
      As will not leave their tinct.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark at III, iv)
        [Self-examination]

O shame, where is thy blush?
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Shame]

See what a grace was seated on this brow:
  Hyperion's curls, the front of Jove himself,
    An eye like Mars, to threaten and command,
      A station like the herald Mercury
        New lighted on a heaven-kissing hill--
          A combination and a form indeed
            Where every god did seem to set his seal
              To give the world assurance of a man.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Eyes]

That monster custom, who all sense doth eat,
  Of habits devil, is angel yet in this,
    That to the use of actions fair and good
      He likewise gives a frock or livery
        That aptly is put on.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Custom : Proverbs]

This is the very coinage of your brain.
  This bodiless creation ecstasy
    Is very cunning in.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark at III, iv)
        [Imagination]

You cannot call it love, for at your age
  The heyday in the blood is tame, it's humble
    And waits upon the judgment, and what judgment
      Would step from this to this?
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, iv) [Age]

A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at IV, iii) [Bait : Destiny]

Diseases desperate grown
  By desparate appliance are relieved,
    Or not at all.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Claudius, King of Denmark at IV, iii)
        [Disease]

Diseases, desperate grown,
  By desperate appliance are reliev'd,
    Or not at all.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Claudius, King of Denmark at IV, iii)
        [Proverbs]


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