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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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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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What! would'st thou have a serpent sting thee twice?

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

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How far that little candle throws its beams; So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

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

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For 'tis not good that children should know any wickedness.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Quickly at II, ii)

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Marry, this is the short and the long of it.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Quickly at II, ii)

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Why, then the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Pistol at II, ii)

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O, what a world of vile ill-favored faults Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Anne Page at III, iv)

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I have a kind of alacrity in sinking.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Falstaff at III, v)

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Love's mind of judgment rarely hath a taste: Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena at I, i)

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And maidens call it--Love in idleness.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lucentio at II, i)

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Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio at II, i)

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Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Hero at III, i)

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