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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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There is gold for you. Sell me your good report.

Bribery Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Cymbeline (Cloten at II, iii)

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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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Pluck up thy spirits, look cheerfully upon me. Here, love, thou seest how diligent I am To dress thy meat myself and bring it thee.

Cheerfulness Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio at IV, iii)

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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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I almost die for food, and let me have it!

Eating Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Orlando at II, vii)

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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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If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 'tis true that a good play needs no epilogue.

Acting Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Rosalind at epilogue)

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We are not ourselves When nature, being oppressed, commands the mind To suffer with the body.

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

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Many a time and oft Have you climbed up to walls and battlements, To tow'rs and windows, yea, to chimney tops, Your infants in your arms, and there have sat The livelong day, with patient expectation, To see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome.

Expectation Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Marullus at I, i)

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Promising is the very air o' th' time; it opens the eyes of expectation. Performance is ever duller for his act; and, but in the plainer and simpler kind of people, the deed of saying is quite out of use. To promise is most courtly and fashionable; performance is a kind of will or testament which argues a great sickness in his judgment that makes it.

Expectation Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Painter at V, i)

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[F]ew things loves better Than to abhor himself-- . . .

Abhorrence Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Poet at I, i)

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