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William Shakespeare
Quotes : Sonnets



From fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty's rose might never die.
Sonnet 1

...never-resting time leads summer on
To hideous winter, and confounds him there;
Sonnet 5

Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy:
Sonnet 8

“Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Sonnet 18

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
Sonnet 18

Summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sonnet 18

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee
Sonnet 18

O! let my looks be then the eloquence
And dumb presagers of my speaking breast.
Sonnet 23

...thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
Sonnet 29

Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud:
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.
Sonnet 35

That thou hast her it is not all my grief,
And yet it may be said I loved her dearly;
That she hath thee is of my wailing chief,
A loss in love that touches me more nearly.
Sonnet 42

All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me
Sonnet 43

What is your substance, whereof are you made,
That millions of strange shadows on you tend?
Sonnet 53

The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour, which doth in it live.
Sonnet 54

Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme.
Sonnet 55

So true a fool is love, that in your will,
Though you do anything, he thinks no ill.
Sonnet 57

If there be nothing new, but that which is
Hath been before, how are our brains beguil'd,
Which labouring for invention bear amiss
The second burthen of a former child.
Sonnet 59

...thou art all the better part of me
Sonnet 59

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