Favourite Quotations

Where do I begin?

The list is endless. Here are a few:

“This above all: to thine ownself be true.

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

Polonius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.”

Blaise Pascal

“The only shame is to have none.”

Blaise Pascal

“The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.”

Blaise Pascal

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Men are what their mothers made them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Below is a scene from the movie Hamlet starring Mel Gibson as the Danish Prince. He’s reciting one of Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquies.