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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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What fates impose, that men must needs abide; It boots not to resist both wind and tide

Fate Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.

Reputation Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.

Time Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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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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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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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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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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An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Queen Elizabeth at IV, iv)

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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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Bravest at the last, She levelled at our purposes, and being royal, Took her own way.

Suicide Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Antony and Cleopatra (Octavius Caesar at V, 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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Unthread the rude eye of rebellion, And welcome home again discarded faith.

Rebellion Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Melun at V, iv)

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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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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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