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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

Losing Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The miserable hath no other medicine but only hope

Medicine Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

Painting 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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So wise so young, they say, do never live long.

Wisdom 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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Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard. It seems to me most strange that men should fear, Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Caesar at II, ii)

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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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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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