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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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What king so strong, Can tie the gall up in a slanderer's tongue?

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

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They say, best men are moulded out of faults.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Mariana at V, i)

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Let me play the fool; With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Gratiano at I, i)

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My ventures are not in one bottom trusted.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Antonio at I, i)

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In a bondsman's key, With bated breath and whispering humbleness.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Shylock at I, iii)

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Oh what a goodly outside falsehood hath!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Antonio at I, iii)

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Sufferance is the badge of all our tribe.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Shylock at I, iii)

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The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Antonio at I, iii)

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The devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Antonio at I, iii)

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Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect The thoughts of others.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Shylock at I, iii)

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He that hath the grace of God, hath wealth enough.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Launcelot at II, ii)

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In the end truth will out.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Launcelot at II, ii)

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What a beard hast thou got! thou hast got more hair on thy chin than Dobbin my thill-horse has on his tail.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Gobbo at II, ii)

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Fast bind, fast find-- A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Shylock at II, v)

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Yet gold all is not that doth golden seem.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Morocco at II, vii), (altered)

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