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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich; And 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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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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The more my wrong, the more his spite appears.

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

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Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground--long heath, brown furze, anything.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tempest (Gonzalo at I, i)

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Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground--long heath, brown furze, anything. The wills above be done, but I would fain die a dry death.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tempest (Gonzalo at I, i)

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But this swift business I must uneasy make, lest too light winning Make the prize light.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tempest (Prospero at I, ii)

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I will be correspondent to command.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tempest (Ariel at I, ii)

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Stained With grief, that's beauty's canter.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tempest (Prospero at I, ii)

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The very rats Instinctively had quit it.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tempest (Prospero at I, ii)

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You rub the sore When you should bring the plaster!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tempest (Gonzalo at II, i)

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Leave not a rack behind.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tempest (Prospero at IV, i)

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Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Titus Andronicus (Tamora at I, i)

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Foul-spoken coward, that thunder'st with thy tongue, And with thy weapon nothing dar'st perform.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Titus Andronicus (Chiron at II, i)

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Sorrow concealed, like an oven stopp'd, Doth burn the heart to cinders, where it is.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Titus Andronicus (Marcus at II, iv)

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Is the sun dimmed, that gnats do fly in it?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Titus Andronicus (Tamora at IV, iv)

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The eagle suffers little birds to sing, And is not careful what they mean thereby.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Titus Andronicus (Tamora at IV, iv)

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The eagle suffers little birds to sing, And is not careful what they mean thereby, Knowing that with the shadow of his wings He can at pleasure stint their melody: Even so mayest thou the giddy men of Rome.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Titus Andronicus (Tamora at IV, iv)

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All places that the eye of heaven visits, Are to a wise man ports and happy havens.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (Gaunt at I, iii)

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For gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite The man, that mocks at it, and sets it light.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (John of Gaunt at I, iii)

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For violent fires soon burn out themselves.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (Gaunt at II, i)

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