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