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William Shakespeare Quotes on Wisdom & Knowledge (40 Quotes)

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  • The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
    (William Shakespeare, "As You Like It")

  • I do profess to be no less than I seem; to serve him truly that will put me in trust: to love him that is honest; to converse with him that is wise, and says little; to fear judgment; to fight when I cannot choose; and to eat no fish.
    (William Shakespeare, "King Lear")

  • Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • O, if, I say, you look upon this verse,
    When I perhaps compounded am with clay,
    Do not so much as my poor name rehearse,
    But let your love even with my life decay,
    Lest the wise world should look into your moan
    And mock you with me after I am gone.
    (William Shakespeare, "King Lear")

  • Wise men ne'er sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • Love is your master, for he masters you;
    And he that is so yoked by a fool,
    Methinks, should not be chronicled for wise.
    (William Shakespeare, "King Lear")

  • All is the fear and nothing is the love;
    As little is the wisdom, where the flight
    So runs against all reason.
    (William Shakespeare, "King Lear")

  • And whatsoever else shall hap tonight, Give it an understanding, but no tongue
    (William Shakespeare)

  • He is wise, sir; he knew your worship would kill
    him if he came.
    (William Shakespeare, "King Lear")

  • Withal I did infer your lineaments,
    Being the right idea of your father,
    Both in your form and nobleness of mind;
    Laid open all your victories in Scotland,
    Your discipline in war, wisdom in peace,
    Your bounty, virtue, fair humility;
    Indeed, left nothing fitting for your purpose
    Untouch'd or slightly handled in discourse.
    (William Shakespeare, "King Lear")

  • Give it an understanding, but no tongue.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • Alas, my lord,
    Your wisdom is consumed in confidence.
    (William Shakespeare, "King Lear")

  • Love talks with better knowledge, and knowledge with dearer
    (William Shakespeare, "King Lear")

  • Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • Who is Silvia What is she, That all our swains commend her Holy, fair, and wise is she.
    (William Shakespeare)

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