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William Shakespeare Quotes on Joy & Excitement (34 Quotes)


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  • How much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • This told, I joy; but then no longer glad,
    I send them back again and straight grow sad.
    (William Shakespeare, "")

  • O God that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • There
    is tears for his love, joy for his fortune, honor for his valor,
    and death for his ambition.
    (William Shakespeare, "")

  • What win I, if I gain the thing I seek A dream, a breath, a froth of fleeting joy. Who buys a minute's mirth to wail a week Or sells eternity to 'get a toy For one sweet grape who will the vine destroy
    (William Shakespeare)


  • Where joy most revels, grief doth most lament;
    Grief joys, joy grieves, on slender accident.
    (William Shakespeare, "")

  • Think with thyself
    How more unfortunate than all living women
    Are we come hither; since that thy sight, which should
    Make our eyes flow with joy, hearts dance with comforts,
    Constrains them weep and shake with fear and sorrow,
    Making the mother, wife, and child, to see
    The son, the husband, and the father, tearing
    His country's bowels out.
    (William Shakespeare, "")

  • And now what rests but that we spend the time; With stately triumphs, mirthful comic shows, Such as befits the pleasure of the court; Sound drums and trumpets farewell sour annoy; For here, I hope, begins our lasting joy.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • How sweet is love itself possess'd,
    When but love's shadows are so rich in joy!
    (William Shakespeare, "")

  • Lay aside life-harming heaviness, And entertain a cheerful disposition.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • Silence is the perfectest herald of joy I were but little happy, if I could say how much.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • If this be so, the gods do mean to strike me
    To death with mortal joy.
    (William Shakespeare, "")

  • Twixt two extremes of passion, joy and grief,
    Burst smilingly.
    (William Shakespeare, "")

  • As little joy, my lord, as you suppose
    You should enjoy were you this country's king,
    As little joy you may suppose in me
    That I enjoy, being the Queen thereof.
    (William Shakespeare, "")

  • I wish you all the joy you can wish.
    (William Shakespeare)


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