Every Sunday I tip my hat to the Bard in something I call Shakespeare Sunday. I share something on Facebook, and I use the hashtag #ShakespeareSunday on Twitter. I'm pretty sure I didn't invent the idea, but I've embraced it and have been doing for almost two years now.
Please join me in celebrating a few of my favorite, and lesser known, quotes by the esteemed Bard.
1. King John: "And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse."
To me this is a very important quote to remember. We must take responsibility for our actions. We mustn't blame others, and there is nothing worse than someone who doesn't say sorry. I will not be that person. I will make mistakes, but I will own them when I do. Too many people hurt each other and don't accept their part in the mess. I wish more people would think about not only the beauty in admitting faults, but seeing that forgiveness can only be achieved with honesty.
2. Two Gentlemen of Verona: "Write till your ink be dry, and with your tears. Moist it again, and frame some feeling line. That may discover such integrity."
3. Much Ado About Nothing: "I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes."
4. A Midsummer Night's Dream: "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind."
5. The Merchant of Venice: "With mirth and laughter old wrinkles come."