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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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The miserable have no other medicine, But only hope.

Misery Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.

Tardiness Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Three misbegotten knaves in Kendal green. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 4.

Shakespeare Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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She's beautiful, and therefore to be woo'd She is a woman, therefore to be won

Beauty Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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A degree is not an education, and the confusion on this point is perhaps the gravest weakness in American thinking about education

Confusion Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Hell Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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There is no darkness but ignorance.

Ignorance Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The jury, passing on the prisoner's life, may in the sworn twelve have a thief or two guiltier than him they try

Juries and judges Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.

Kindness 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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The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed- It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.

Mercy Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.

Mercy Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

Nature Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.

Relationships Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall

Sin Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.

Temptation Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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A little more than kin, and less than kind!

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

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Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Polonius at I, iii)

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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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Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.

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

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When devils will the blackest sins put on, They do suggest at first with heavenly shows!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at II, iii)

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And what love can do, that does love attempt.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo 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, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?

Apparitions Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Hotspur at III, i)

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Now it is the time of night That the graves, all gaping wide, Every one lets forth his sprite, In the churchway paths to glide.

Apparitions Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck at V, i)

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