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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Hotspur at II, iii)

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If reasons were as plentiful as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Falstaff at II, iv)

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What! upon compulsion? No!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Falstaff at II, iv)

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I saw young Harry with his visor up.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Vernon at IV, i)

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In poison there is no physic.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (Northumberland at I, i)

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Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

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

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Will fortune never come with both hands full, But write her fair words still in foulest letters? She either gives a stomach and no food-- Such are the poor, in health--or else a feast And takes away the stomach-- such are the rich, That have abundance, and enjoy it not.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (Harcourt at IV, iv)

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Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (King Henry at IV, v)

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Ill blows the wind that profits nobody.

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

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Hath not thy rose a canker, Somerset? Hath not thy rose a thorn, Plantagenet?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part I (Plantagenet, Duke of York at II, iv)

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Defer no time; delays have dangerous ends.

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

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A heart unspotted is not easily daunted.

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

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And wer't not madness then To make the fox surveyor of the fold.

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

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Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep, And in his simple show he harbors treason.

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

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Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.

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

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The fox barks not when he would steal the lamb.

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

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Weeds are shallow-rooted, Suffer them now, and they'll o'ergrow the garden, And choke the herbs for want of husbandry.

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

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Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just, And he but naked, though locked up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.

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

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Great men have reaching hands.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part II (Say at IV, vii)

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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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