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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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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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