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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it; the one brings fuel, the other blows it till it burns clear.

Absence Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.

Absence Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The attempt and not the deed confounds us.

Confusion Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt

Doubt Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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What need I fear of thee? But yet I'll make assurance double sure, and take a bond of fate: thou shalt not live; That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, And sleep in spite of thunder

Fate Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Simply the thing that I am shall make me live.

Simplicity Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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He jests at scars that never felt a wound

Suffering Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.

Time Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain

Words Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pitch and moment, With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, i)

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A friend should bear a friend's infirmities.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Cassius at IV, iii)

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What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part II (King Henry at III, ii)

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Trust not him that hath once broken faith.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Queen Elizabeth at IV, iv)

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Truth is a dog that must to kennel. He must be whipped, when Lady, the brach, may stand by the fire and stink.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Fool at I, iv)

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Trust not those cunning waters of his eyes, For villany is not without such rheum.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Salisbury at IV, iii)

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Alas! sir, In what have I offended you? What cause Hath my behaviour given to your displeasure?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Queen Katharine at II, iv)

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I know myself now, and I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities, A still and quiet conscience.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Wolsey at III, ii)

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Oh, I have suffered With those that I saw suffer!

Suffering Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tempest (Miranda at I, ii)

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Robust grass endures mighty winds; loyal ministers emerge through ordeal.

Strength Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Isabella at II, ii)

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For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office, and the spurns That patient merit of th' unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin?

Suicide Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, i)

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Why, he that cuts off twenty years of life Cuts off so many years of fearing death.

Suicide Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Casca at III, i)

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Good Gertrude, set some watch over your son.-- This grave shall have a living monument. An hour of quiet shortly shall we see; Till then in patience our proceeding be.

Monuments Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Claudius, King of Denmark at V, i)

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There needs no ghost, my lord, come from the grave To tell us this.

Apparitions Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Horatio at I, v)

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Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee! I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight? or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain? I see thee yet, in form as palpable As this which now I draw.

Apparitions Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Macbeth at II, i)

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Bleed, bleed, poor Country! Great tyranny, lay thou thy basis sure, For goodness dare not check thee; wear thou thy wrongs, The title is affeered!

Tyranny Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Macduff at IV, iii)

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