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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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The silver livery of advised age.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part II (Young Clifford at V, ii)

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A woman's general. What should we fear?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Richard, Duke of Gloucester at I, ii)

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The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on, And doves will peck in safeguard of their brood.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Clifford at II, ii)

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The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Clifford at II, ii)

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Her tears will pierce into a marble heart.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (King Henry at III, i)

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A little fire is quickly trodden out; Which, being suffer'd, rivers cannot quench.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Clarence at IV, viii)

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What! can so young a thorn begin to prick?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (King Edward at V, v)

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Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind! The thief doth fear each bush an officer.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Gloucester at V, vi)

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The bird that hath been limed in a bush With trembling wing misdoubteth every bush.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (King Henry at V, vi)

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Nothing can come of nothing.

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

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Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Cordelia at I, i)

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Whose nature is so far from doing harms, That he suspects none.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Edmund at I, ii)

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Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest.

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

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Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest, Lend less than thou owest, Ride more than thou goest, Learn more than thou trowest, Set less than thou throwest; Leave thy drink and thy whore, And keep in-a-door, And thou shalt have more Than two tens to a score.

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

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He that keeps nor crust nor crumb, Weary of all shall want some.

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

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How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is, To have a thankless child.

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

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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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O let not women's weapons, water-drops, Stain my man's cheeks!

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

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When we our betters see bearing our woes, We scarcely think our miseries our foes.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Edgar at III, vi)

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Through tattered clothes small vices do appear; Robes and furred gowns hide all.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at IV, vi)

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Through tattered clothes small vices do appear; Robes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold, And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pygmy's straw does pierce it.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at IV, vi)

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Her voice was ever soft, Gentle, and low, an excellent thing in woman.

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

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The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices Make instruments to plague us.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Edgar at V, iii)

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Thou wear a lion's hide! doff it for shame, And hang a calf's skin on those recreant limbs.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Constance at III, i)

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Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man, And bitter shame hath spoiled the sweet world's taste, That it yields nought but shame and bitterness.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Lewis at III, iv)

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