Assume a virtue if you have it not.
Ay me! for aught that ever I could read, could ever hear by tale or history, the course of true love never did run smooth.
Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.
Be to yourself as you would to your friend.
Bid the dishonest man mend himself; if he mend, he is no longer dishonest.
Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude.
Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life.
By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.
I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse: borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable.
Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.