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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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When most I wink, then do my eyes best see

Vision Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Good wine needs no bush

Wine Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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All is well ended, if the suit be won.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (King of France at epilogue), (altered)

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Love all, trust a few, Do wrong to none.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (Countess of Rossillion at I, i)

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Oft expectation fails, and most oft there, Where most it promises.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (Helena at II, i)

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We must every one be a man of his own fancy.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (Second Lord at IV, i)

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The web of life is of mingled yarn, good and ill together.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (Second Lord at IV, iii)

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The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together; our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (Second Lord at IV, iii)

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Our rash faults Make trivial price of serious thing we have, Not knowing them until we know their grave.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (King of France at V, iii)

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The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (King of France at V, iii)

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What our contempts do often hurl from us, We wish it ours again.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Antony and Cleopatra (Antony at I, ii)

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Some innocents 'scape not the thunderbolt.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Antony and Cleopatra (Cleopatra at II, v)

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Her very silence, and her patience, Speak to the people, and they pity her.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Duke Frederick at I, iii)

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O how full of briars is this working-day world.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Rosalind at I, iii)

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Turning these jests out of service, let us talk in good earnest.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Celia at I, iii)

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Are not these woods More free from peril than the envious court?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Duke Senior at II, i)

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Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens; 'Tis just the fashion. Wherefore do you look Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (First Lord at II, i)

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Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Duke Senior at II, i)

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All the world's a stage.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Jaques at II, vii)

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Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind As man's ingratitude: Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Amiens at II, vii)

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Come, shepherd, let us make an honorable retreat; though not with bag and baggage, yet with scrip and crippage.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like it (Touchstone at III, ii)

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Omittance is no quittance.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Phebe at III, v)

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Ay, sir, and wherefore; for they say every why hath a wherefore.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse at II, ii)

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I'll potch at him some way; Or wrath or craft may get him.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Coriolanus (Aufidius at I, x)

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O, a kiss Long as my exile, sweet as my revenge! Now, by the jealous queen of heaven, that kiss I carried from thee dear; and my true lip Hath virgined it e'er since.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Coriolanus (Coriolanus at V, iii)

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