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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat Of habit's devil.

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

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Diseases, desperate grown, By desperate appliance are reliev'd, Or not at all.

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

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When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions.

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

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When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions: first, her father slain; Next, your son gone, and he most violent author Of his own just remove; the people muddied, Thick and unwholesome in their thoughts and whispers For good Polonius' death, and we have done but greenly In hugger-mugger to inter him; poor Ophelia Divided from herself and her fair judgment, Without the which we are pictures or mere beasts; Last, and as much containing as all these, Her brother is in secret come from France, Feeds on his wonder, keeps himself in clouds, And wants not buzzers to infect his ear With pestilent speeches of his father's death, Wherein necessity, of matter beggared, Will nothing stick our person to arraign In ear and ear.

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

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Lay her in the earth, And from her fair and unpolluted flesh May violets spring.

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

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For emulation hath a thousand sons That one by one pursue.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Ulysses at III, iii)

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To have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Ulysses at III, iii)

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The end crowns all, And that old common arbitrator, Time, Will one day end it.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Hector at IV, v)

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If the tag-rag people did not clap him and hiss him, according as he pleased and displeased them. . . . I am no true man.

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

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Men at some time are masters of their fates.

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

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Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not is our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

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

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Men at some times are masters of their fates.

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

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So get the start of the majestic world And bear the palm alone.

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

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'Tis meet That noble minds keep ever with their likes: For who so firm that cannot be seduced?

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

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Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus, and we petty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about To find ourselves dishonorable graves.

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

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It is the bright day that brings forth the adder.

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

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Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.

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

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Though last, not least in love, yours, good Trebonius.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Antony at III, i)

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Wisely, I say, I am a bachelor.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Cinna at III, iii)

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A friend should bear a friend's infirmities, But Brutus makes mine greater than they are.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Cassius at IV, iii)

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And we must take the current when it serves; Or lose our ventures.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Brutus at IV, iii)

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Must I give way and room to your rash choler?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Brutus at IV, iii)

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There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Brutus at IV, iii)

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As the honey of Hybla, my old lad of the castle--and is not a buff jerkin in a most sweet robe of durance?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Prince Henry at I, ii)

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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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