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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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May be he is not well. Infirmity doth neglect all office Whereto our health is bound.

Health Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at II, iv)

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How he in peace is wounded, not in war.

Wounds Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Rape of Lucrece (l. 831)

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He jests at scars that never felt a wound.

Wounds Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo at II, ii)

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Thou whoreson zed, thou unnecessary letter!

Language Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Kent at II, ii)

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If they perceive dissension in our looks And that within ourselves we disagree, How will their grudging stomachs be provoked To willfull disobedience, and rebel!

Dissension Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part I (King Henry at IV, i)

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Ingratitude is monstrous; and for the multitude to be ingrateful were to make a monster of the multitude; of which we being members, should bring ourselves to be monstrous members.

Ingratitude Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Coriolanus (Third Citizen at II, ii)

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Ingratitude! thou marble-hearted fiend, More hideous when thou show'st thee in a child Than the sea-monster.

Ingratitude Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at I, iv)

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I hate ingratitude more in a man Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, Or any taint of vie whose strong corruption Inhabits our frail blood.

Ingratitude Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Viola at III, iv)

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(Pistol:) And tidings do I bring and lucky joys And golden times and happy news of price. (Falstaff:) I pray thee now, deliver them like a man of this world.

News Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (Pistol & Falstaff at V, iii)

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And then it started, like a guilty thing Upon a fearful summons.

Guilt Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Horatio at I, i)

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Whip me such honest knaves!

Knavery Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at I, i)

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No, 'tis slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath Rides on the posting winds and doth belie All corners of the world. Kings, queens. and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters.

Slander Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Cymbeline (Pisanio at III, iv)

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(Salerio:) . . . if my gossip Report be an honest woman of her word. (Solanio:) I would she were as lying a gossip in that as ever knapped ginger or made her neighbors believe she wept for the death of a third husband.

Gossip Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Salerio & Solanio at III, i)

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I heard a bird so sing, Whose music, to my thinking, pleased the king.

Birds Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (Lancaster at V, v)

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I have heard The cock, that is the trumpet to the morn, Doth with his lofty and shrill-sounding throat Awake the god of the day, and at his warning, Whether in sea or fire, in earth or air, Th' extravagant and erring spirit hies To his confine; and of the truth herein This present object made probation.

Cocks Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Horatio at I, i)

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When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk.

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

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Why, 'a stalks up and down like a peacock--a stride and a stand; ruminates like an hostess that hath no arithmetic but her brain to set down her reckoning; bites his lip with a politic regard, as who should say, 'There were wit in this head an 'twould out'; and so there is, but it lies as coldly in him as fire in a flint, which will not show without knocking.

Peacocks Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Thersites at III, iii)

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This night I hold an old accustomed feast, Whereto I have invited many a guest, Such as I love; and you among the store, One more, most welcome, makes my number more.

Festivities Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Capulet at I, ii)

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Methinks a father Is at the nuptial of his son a guest That best becomes the table.

Guests Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Polixenes at IV, iv)

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The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were lovesick with them; the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes.

Boating Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Antony and Cleopatra (Enobarbus at II, ii)

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So holy and so perfect is my love, And I in such a poverty of grace, That I shall think it a most plenteous crop To glean the broken ears after the man That the main harvest reaps.

Harvest Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Silvius at III, v)

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I do not hate a proud man, as I do hate the engendering of toads.

Pride Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Ajax at II, iii)

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She bears a duke's revenues on her back, And in her heart she scorns our poverty.

Pride Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part II (Margaret, Queen to King Henry at I, iii)

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There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip; Nay, her foot speaks.

Feet Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Ulysses at IV, v)

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Beware the ides of March.

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

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