Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Shakespeare
Let's take the instant by the forward top;
For we are old, and on our quick'st decrees
Th' inaudible and noiseless foot of time
Steals ere we can effect them.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. King of France, in All's Well That Ends Well, act 5, sc. 3, l. 40-2.
being old, he must move quickly if he is to see the results of his actions; compare the proverb, "Seize occasion by the forelock, for she is bald behind."
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright © 2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.