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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of the old will die.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio at I, ii)

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Come, we burn daylight, ho! Nay, that's not so. I mean, sir, in delay We waste our lights in vain, like lamps by day.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio & Romeo & Mercutio at I, iv)

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Here beauty hangs upon the cheek of night, Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo at I, v)

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And what love can do, that does love attempt.

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

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At lovers' perjuries, They say Jove laughs.

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

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He jests at scars that never felt a wound.

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

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I would have thee gone, And yet no further than a wanton's bird, Who lets it hop a little from her hand, Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves, And with a silk thread plucks it back again.

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

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What's in a name?

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

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What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

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

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Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye, And where care lodges, sleep will never lie; But where unbruised youth with unstuffed brain Doth couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence at II, iii)

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Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence at II, iii)

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Nought so vile, that on the earth doth live, But to the earth some special good cloth give.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence at II, iii)

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The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence at II, vi)

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The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence at II, vi)

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Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence at II, vi)

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Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence at III, iii)

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Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain-tops.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo at III, v)

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The roses in thy lips and cheeks shall fade To paly ashes.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence at IV, i)

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Confusion's cure lives not In these confusions.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence at IV, v)

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My poverty, but not my will consents.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Apothecary at V, i)

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O churl! drink all; and leave no friendly drop!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet at V, iii)

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Loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Sonnet XXXV

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No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en. In brief, sir, study what you most effect.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Tranio at I, i)

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Though little fire grows great with little wind, Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio at II, i)

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As the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, So honour peereth in the meanest habit.

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

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