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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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To climb steep hills Requires slow pace at first.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Norfolk at I, i)

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We may outrun, By violent swiftness, that which we run at, And lose by over-running.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Norfolk at I, i)

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New customs, Though they be never so ridiculous, (Nay, let 'em be unmanly), yet are followed.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Sandys at I, iii)

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Our content Is our best having.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Old Lady at II, ii)

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A peace above all earthly dignities, A still and quiet conscience.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Wolsey at III, ii)

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By that sin fell the angels.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Wolsey at III, ii)

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My high-blown pride At length broke under me, and now has left me Weary and old with service.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Wolsey at III, ii)

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O how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favours!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Wolsey at III, ii)

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Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Griffith at IV, ii)

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But we are all men In our own natures frail.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Chancellor at V, iii)

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A fool's bolt is soon shot.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Fifth (Orleans at III, vii)

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There is some soul of goodness in things evil, Would men observingly distill it out; For our bad neighbor makes us early stirrers, Which is both healthful, and good husbandry.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Fifth (King Henry at IV, i)

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The fire i' the flint Shows not till it be struck.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of TImon of Athens (Poet at I, i)

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Men shut their doors against the setting sun.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Apemantus at I, ii)

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O, that men's ears should be To counsel deaf, but not to flattery!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Apemantus at I, ii)

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Ah! when the means are gone that buy this praise, The breath is gone whereof this praise is made.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Flavius at II, ii)

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Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (First Senator at III, v)

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Who would not wish to be from wealth exempt, Since riches point to misery and contempt?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Flavius at IV, ii)

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What an alteration of honour has Desperate want made!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Flavius at IV, iii)

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Fair ladies mask'd are roses in their bud.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Love's Labor's Lost (Boyet at V, ii)

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Come what come may, Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Macbeth)

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So from that spring, whence comfort seem'd to come, Discomfort swells.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Sergeant at I, ii)

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Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Macbeth at I, iii)

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Win us with honest trifles, to betray us In deepest consequence.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Banquo at I, iii)

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I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Macbeth at I, vii)

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