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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my life is done.

Honor 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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Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.

Time Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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God save the mark!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Hotspur at I, iii)

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Great men have reaching hands.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part II (Say at IV, vii)

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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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Young in limbs, in judgment old.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Morocco at II, vii)

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Good hay, sweet hay, hath no fellow.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom at IV, i)

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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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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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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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What are these, So withered and so wild in their attire That took not like th' inhabitants o' th' earth And yet are on't?

Apparitions Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Banquo at I, iii)

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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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For what is he they follow? Truly, gentlemen, A bloody tyrant and a homicide; One raised in blood and one in blood established; One that made means to come by what he hath, And slaughtered those that were the means to help him; A base foul stone, made precious by the foil Of England's chair, where he is falsely set; One that hath ever been God's enemy.

Tyranny Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Richmond at V, iii)

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Yet thanks I must you con That you are thieves professed, that you work not In holier shapes; for there is boundless theft In limited professions.

Thieving Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Timon at IV, iii)

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Methinks I am a prophet new inspired And thus, expiring, do foretell of him: His rash fierce blaze of riot cannot last, For violent fires soon burn out themselves; Small show'rs last long, but sudden storms are short; He tires betimes that spurs too fast betimes; With eager feeding doth choke the feeder; Light vanity, insatiate cormorant, Consuming means, soon preys upon itself.

Vanity Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (Gaunt at II, i)

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Some there be that shadows kiss; Such have but a shadow's bliss.

Shadows Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Arragon at II, ix)

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The hand of little employment hath the daintier sense.

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

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A stirring dwarf we do allowance give Before a sleeping giant.

Consideration Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Agamemnon at II, iii)

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Question your grace the late ambassadors, With what great state he heard their embassy, How well supplied with noble counsellors, How modest in exception, and withal How terrible in constant resolution, And you shall find his vanities forespent Were but the outside of the Roman Brutus, Covering discretion with a coat of folly; As gardeners do with ordure hide those roots That shall first spring and be most delicate.

Discretion Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Fifth (Constable at II, iv)

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Come, seeling night, Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day, And with thy bloody and invisible hand Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond Which keeps me pale. Light thickens, and the crow Makes wing to th' rooky wood. Good things of day begin to droop and drowse, While night's black agents to their prey do rouse.

Crows Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Macbeth at III, ii)

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The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark When neither is attended; and I think The nightingale, if she should sing by day When every goose is cackling, would be thought No better a musician than the wren. How many thing by season seasoned are To their right praise and true perfection!

Crows Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Portia at V, i)

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Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

Parting Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet at II, ii)

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Who knows himself a braggart, Let him fear this; for it will come to pass That every braggart shall be found an ass.

Cowards Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (Parolles at IV, iii)

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Sweets to the sweet! Farewell.

Sweetness Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark at V, i)

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