O, swear not by the moon, the fickle moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.
Love me or hate me, both are in my favour… If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart… If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.