More matter with less art.
Words, words, words, no matter from the heart.
Troilus and Cressida, 4.3.108
Many men construe things after their fashion,
Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.
Julius Caesar, 1.3.34
An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.
Richard III, 4.4.358
Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.
King Lear, 1.4.346
For things are often spoke and seldom meant.
Henry IV, Pat 2, 3.1.268
It is not enough to speak, but speak true.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 3.1.120
Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own.
The lunatic, the lover and the poet
Are of imagination all compact.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 5.1.4
Like a man to double business bound,
I stand in pause where I shall first begin,
And both neglect.