Today’s blog is dedicated to William Shakespeare who was one of the great artists in history. According to tradition, dramatist and poet William Shakespeare was born on this date in Stratford-on-Avon in 1564. No one is certain of the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days would have been the custom to wait before baptizing a newborn. Shakespeare’ died on April 23, 1616. He was 52 years old and had retired to Stratford three years before.
With that in mind I share with you a few quotes:
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
“This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”
So many of these spice our conversations and writing. We are richer for it. Search out your own quotes and share them if you like. Enjoy the beauty and light of this day. It is a gift of God that you can share with others.
“Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.” Wm Shakespeare
Vol 4 #36