William Shakespeare Quotes on Belief & Faith (85 Quotes)




    A goodly portly man, i' faith, and a corpulent; of a cheerful
    look, a pleasing eye, and a most noble carriage; and, as I think,
    his age some fifty, or, by'r Lady, inclining to threescore; and
    now I remember me, his name is Falstaff.

    I am yet
    Unknown to woman, never was forsworn,
    Scarcely have coveted what was mine own,
    At no time broke my faith, would not betray
    The devil to his fellow, and delight
    No less in truth than life.

    Thou hast no faith left now, unless thou'dst two,
    And that's far worse than none; better have none
    Than plural faith, which is too much by one.


    Faith, Sir John, 'tis more than time that I were there, and
    you too; but my powers are there already.


    I' faith, sir, you shall never need to fear;
    Iwis it is not halfway to her heart;
    But if it were, doubt not her care should be
    To comb your noddle with a three-legg'd stool,
    And paint your face, and use you like a fool.



    Faith, that was not so well; yet would I knew
    That stroke would prove the worst!

    Faith, it does me; though it discolours the complexion of
    my greatness to acknowledge it.





    Faith, for their poverty, I know, not where they had that; and
    for their bareness, I am surd they never learn'd that of me.

    Faith, I will live so long as I may, that's the certain of it;
    and when I cannot live any longer, I will do as I may.


    Faith, none but Humphrey Hour, that call'd
    your Grace
    To breakfast once forth of my company.

    Faith, I must leave thee, love, and shortly too;
    My operant powers their functions leave to do.


    This royal hand and mine are newly knit,
    And the conjunction of our inward souls
    Married in league, coupled and link'd together
    With all religious strength of sacred vows;
    The latest breath that gave the sound of words
    Was deep-sworn faith, peace, amity, true love,
    Between our kingdoms and our royal selves;
    And even before this truce, but new before,
    No longer than we well could wash our hands,
    To clap this royal bargain up of peace,
    Heaven knows, they were besmear'd and overstain'd
    With slaughter's pencil, where revenge did paint
    The fearful difference of incensed kings.


    Faith, there has been much to do on both sides; and the nation
    holds it no sin to tarre them to controversy.

    Good faith,
    I tremble still with fear; but if there be
    Yet left in heaven as small a drop of pity
    As a wren's eye, fear'd gods, a part of it!

    But, in faith, Kate, the elder I wax, the better I shall appear:
    my comfort is, that old age, that in layer-up of beauty, can do
    no more spoil upon my face; thou hast me, if thou hast me, at the
    worst; and thou shalt wear me, if thou wear me, better and
    better.


    Faith, sir, has led the drum before the English
    tragedians-to belie him I will not-and more of his soldier-ship
    I know not, except in that country he had the honour to be the
    officer at a place there called Mile-end to instruct for the
    doubling of files-I would do the man what honour I can-but of
    this I am not certain.


    Good faith, this same young sober-blooded boy doth not
    love me; nor a man cannot make him laugh- but that's no marvel;
    he drinks no wine.


    If Brutus will vouchsafe that Antony
    May safely come to him and be resolved
    How Caesar hath deserved to lie in death,
    Mark Antony shall not love Caesar dead
    So well as Brutus living, but will follow
    The fortunes and affairs of noble Brutus
    Thorough the hazards of this untrod state
    With all true faith.

    A traveler By my faith, you have great reason to be sad. I fear you have sold your own lands, to see other men's then to have seen much, and to have nothing, is to have rich eyes and poor hands.

    Faith, I have been a truant in the law
    And never yet could frame my will to it;
    And therefore frame the law unto my will.


    Faith, there have been many great men that have
    flatter'd the people, who ne'er loved them; and there be many
    that they have loved, they know not wherefore; so that, if they
    love they know not why, they hate upon no better a ground.



    There shall your master have a thousand loves,
    A mother, and a mistress, and a friend,
    A phoenix, captain, and an enemy,
    A guide, a goddess, and a sovereign,
    A counsellor, a traitress, and a dear;
    His humble ambition, proud humility,
    His jarring concord, and his discord dulcet,
    His faith, his sweet disaster; with a world
    Of pretty, fond, adoptious christendoms
    That blinking Cupid gossips.

    There's no trust, no faith, no honesty in men all perjured, all forsworn, all naught, all dissemblers.


    Believe me for mine honor, and have
    respect to mine honor, that you may believe.

    What I believe, I'll wall;
    What know, believe; and what I can redress,
    As I shall find the time to friend, I will.

    Unthread the rude eye of rebellion, And welcome home again discarded faith.

    Faith, once or twice she heav'd the name of father
    Pantingly forth, as if it press'd her heart;
    Cried 'Sisters, sisters!

    Thou dost approve thyself the very same;
    Thy name well fits thy faith, thy faith thy name.





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