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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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I am giddy; expectation whirls me round. Th' imaginary relish is so sweet That it enchants my sense.

Expectation Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Troilus at III, ii)

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He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion. He hath indeed bettered expectation than you must expect of me to tell you how.

Expectation Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Messenger at I, i)

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If I shall be condemned Upon surmises, all proofs sleeping else But what your jealousies awake, I tell you 'Tis rigor and not law.

Jealousy Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Hermione at III, ii)

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Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.

Jealousy Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Hermione at III, ii)

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Would he were fatter! But I fear him not. Yet if my name were liable to fear, I do not know the man I should avoid So soon as that spare Cassius.

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

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Pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies, that's for thoughts.

Pansies Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Ophelia at IV, v)

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But truer stars did govern Proteus' birth; His words are bonds, his oaths are oracles, His love sincere, his thoughts immaculate, His tears pure messengers sent from his heart, His heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth.

Fraud Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Julia at II, vii)

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O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last, And careful hours, with Time's deformed hand, Have written strange defeatures in my face.

Grief Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Egeon at V, i)

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Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks. Rage, blow, You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout Till you have drenched our steeples, downed the cocks.

Storms Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at III, ii)

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Merciful heaven, Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt Splits the unwedgeable and gnarled oak Than the soft myrtle; but man, proud man, Dressed in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assured His glassy essence--like an angry ape Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As makes the angels weep; who, with our spleens, would all themselves laugh mortal.

Storms Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Isabella at II, ii)

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When clouds are seen wise men put on their cloaks; When great leaves fall then winter is at hand.

Storms Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Third Citizen at II, iii)

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The lunatic, the lover, and the poet Are of imagination all compact. One sees more devils than vast hell can hold; That is the madman. The lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt. The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven; And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name.

Devil Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theseus at V, i)

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For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, who art as black as hell, as dark as night.

Deception Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The better part of valour is discretion.

Discretion Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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So our virtues Lie in the interpretation of the time

Virtue Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Boldness be my friend.

Boldness Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Fight till the last gasp.

Bravery Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Brevity is the soul of wit.

Brevity Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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If this is a crush, then I don't know if I could take the real thing if it happens.

Cute love Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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He that dies pays all debts

Debt Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself Till by broad spreading it disperse to naught

Glory Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Joy delights in Joy

Joy Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.

Major holidays Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.

Medicine Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Soft pity enters an iron gate.

Pity Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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