Category Archives: Encouraging Quotes

Shakespeare on Ecofriendly Living According to Nature

 “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.” (As You Like It act 2, sc.1) Tips for use.  What better way to praise … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Retirement and Retirement Speeches

 “…and ‘tis our fast intent To shake all cares and business from our age, Conferring them on younger strengths, while we Unburdened crawl towards death.” (King Lear, act 1, sc.1) Tips for use.  Perfect opening for a retirement speech, a … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on a Beautiful Female Voice

“….another Juno, who starves the ears she feeds And makes them hungry, the more she gives them speech.” (Pericles act5, sc.1) Tips for use. Perfect reply to the question, “Do you like my singing?” Or if she apologized for having … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Improving Power of Time

“How many things by season season’d are To their right praise, and true perfection.” (Merchant of Venice act 5, sc. 1) Tips for Use.  Two possible applications. One, to justify the delay of a decision. “Give it time, how many … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Fate or Divinity Shaping our Life

“Our indiscretions sometimes serves us well, When our dear plots do pall; and that should teach us There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will.” (Hamlet act 5, sc. 2)  Tips for Use.  Sometimes circumstances come … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on One of Love’s Persistent Questions. Take 2

 “…I love you more than words can wield the matter … A love that makes breath poor and speech unable, Beyond all manner of so much I love you.” (King Lear act 1, sc. 1) Tips for Use.  Yesterday’s blog … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on One of Love’s Persistent Questions

ROSALIND.  But are you so much in love as your rhymes speak? ORLANDO. Neither rhyme nor reason can express so much. (As You Like It act 3, sc. 2) Tips for Use. “Neither rhyme nor reason…”, one of the many … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Milk of Human Kindness

 “… yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way:” (Macbeth act 1, sc. 5) Tips for Use.  It is usually somewhat awkward to answer compliments, especially when … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Determination, Lack and Need of It

“… what we determine oft we break. Purpose’s but the slave to memory, Of violent birth, but poor validity.” (Hamlet, act 3, sc. 2) Tips for Use.  A good line to exhort and make sure that decisions taken under the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare a Quote for Advertising and the Society of the Spectacle

“… things in motion sooner catch the eye Than what not stirs.” (Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 3) Tips for Use.  In a corporate settings, advertising agency, political caucus, committee or all the above, use it to justify the … Continue reading

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