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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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Think'st thou it honourable for a noble man Still to remember wrongs?

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

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Breaking his oath and resolution, like A twist of rotten silk.

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

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That, like an eagle in a dovecote, I Fluttered your Volscians in Corioles.

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

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For there's no motion That tends to vice in man, but I affirm It is the woman's part.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Cymbeline (Posthumus at II, v)

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Weariness Can snore upon the flint when resty sloth Finds the down pillow hard.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Cymbeline (Belarius at III, vi)

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Some falls the means are happier to rise.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Cymbeline (Caius Lucius at IV, ii)

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To persevere In obstinate condolement is a course Of impious stubbornness: 'tis unmanly grief.

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

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We ne'er shall look upon his like again.

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

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And in the morn and liquid dew of youth, Contagious blastments are are most imminent.

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

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Beware Of entrance to a quarrel.

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

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Give thy thoughts no tongue.

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

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Springes to catch woodcocks.

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

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The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel.

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

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Leave her to Heaven, And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge, To prick and sting her.

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

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Still harping on my daughter.

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

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There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at II, ii)

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And with them words of so sweet breath composed As made the things more rich.

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

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Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.

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

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Rich gifts wax poor, when givers prove unkind.

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

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Thus conscience does make cowards of us all.

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

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