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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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Young in limbs, in judgment old.

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

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How many cowards whose hearts are all as false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins The beards of Hercules and frowning Mars, Who inward searched, have livers white as milk!

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

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It is engendered in the eyes; By gazing fed; and fancy dies In the cradle where it lies.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Portia at III, ii), a song

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So may the outward shows be least themselves; The world is still deceived with ornament.

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

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So may the outward shows be least themselves; The world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt But being seasoned with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? In religion, What damned error but some sober brow Will bless it and approve it with a text, Hiding the grossness with fair ornament?

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

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There is no vice so simple, but assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.

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

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A Daniel come to judgment! yea, a Daniel!

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

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A Daniel still say I, a second Daniel! I thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word.

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

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I thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word.

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

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Now, infidel, I have you on the hip!

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

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We do pray for mercy, And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy.

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

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