William Shakespeare Quotes

You cannot make gross sins look clear: To revenge is no valor, but to bear. (Timon of Athens)

Great floods have flown From simple sources. (All’s Well That Ends Well)

Be check’d for silence, but never tax’d for speech. (All’s Well That Ends Well)

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy, if I could say how much. (Much Ado About Nothing)

Silence! One word more shall make me chide thee, if not hate thee. (The Tempest)

What, must I hold a candle to my shames? (The Merchant of Venice)

Be thou ashamed that I have took upon me Such an immodest raiment. (The Two Gentlemen of Verona)

O shame, where is thy blush? Rebellious hell, If thou canst mutine in a matron’s bones, To flaming youth let virtue be as wax, And melt in her own fire. Proclaim no shame, When the compulsive ardor gives the charge, Since frost itself as actively doth burn, and reason panders will. (Hamlet)

Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides, Who covert faults at last with shame derides. (King Lear)

Have you no modesty, no maiden shame, No touch of bashfulness? (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)