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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing. 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at III, iii)

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Sir, she can turn, and turn, and yet go on, And turn again.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Othello at IV, i)

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They laugh that win!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Othello at IV, i)

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'Tis neither here nor there.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Emilia at IV, iii)

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I kissed thee, ere I killed thee.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Othello at V, ii)

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Few love to hear the sins they love to act.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Pericles Prince of Tyre (Pericles at I, i)

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Great king, Few love to hear the sins they love to act.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Pericles Prince of Tyre (Pericles at I, i)

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Tyrants' fears Decrease not, but grow faster than their years.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Pericles Prince of Tyre (Pericles at I, ii)

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One sorrow never comes but brings an heir, That may succeed as his inheritor.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Pericles Prince of Tyre (Cleon at I, iv)

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One sorrow never comes but brings an heir, That may succeed as his inheritor; And so in ours, some neighboring nation, Taking advantage of our misery, Hath stuffed the hollow vessels with their power, To beat us down, the which are down already; And make a conquest of unhappy, Whereas no glory 's got to overcome.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Pericles Prince of Tyre (Cleon at I, iv)

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One fire burns out another's burning, One pain is lessen'd by another's anguish; Turn giddy and be holp by backward turning; One desperate grief cures with another's languish.

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

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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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