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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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This even-handed justice Commends th' ingredience of our poisoned chalice To our own lips.

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

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We but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague the inventor.

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

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Whence is that knocking? How is't with me, when every noise appals me?

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

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Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.

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

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Thou marvell'st at my words, but hold thee still; Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.

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

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Things at the worst will cease, or e'en climb upward To what they were before.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Ross at IV, ii)

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Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak Whispers the o'erfraught heart, and bids it break.

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

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What's done cannot be undone.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth at V, i)

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It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Macbeth at V, v)

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To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Macbeth at V, v)

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In time the rod Becomes more mocked than feared.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Vincentio, the Duke at I, iii)

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Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win, By fearing to attempt.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Lucio at I, iv)

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Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Escalus at II, i)

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Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall: Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none, And some condemned for a fault alone.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Escalus at II, i)

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But man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority,-- Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As make the angels weep.

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

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Condemn the fault, but not the actor of it.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Angelo at II, ii)

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That in the captain's but a choleric word, Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.

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

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The miserable have no other medicine, But only hope: I have hope to live, and am prepared to die.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Claudio at III, i)

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The sense of death is most in apprehension, And the poor beetle that we tread upon In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Isabella at III, i)

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The sense of death is most in apprehension.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Isabella at III, i)

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Craft against vice I must apply.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Vincentio, the Duke at III, ii)

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No might nor greatness in mortality Can censure 'scape; back-wounding calumny The whitest virtue strikes. What king so strong Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Vincentio, the Duke at III, ii)

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O, what may man within him hide, Though angel on the outward side!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Vincentio, the Duke at III, ii)

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