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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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Small showers last long, but sudden storms are short.

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

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The ripest fruit first falls, and so doth he; His time is spent, our pilgrimage must be.

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

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The ripest fruit first falls, and so doth he; His time is spent, our pilgrimage must be.

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

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And yet your fair discourse hath been as sugar, Making the hard way sweet and delectable.

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

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Death will have his day.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (King Richard at III, ii)

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Wise men ne'er wail their present woes.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (Carlisle at III, ii)

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For night owls shriek where mounting larks should sing.

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

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And thus I clothe my naked villany With old odd ends, stol'n out of holy writ, And seem a saint when most I play the devil.

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

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Talkers are no good doers.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (First Murderer at I, iii)

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They that stand high have many blasts to shake them, And if they fall, they dash themselves to pieces.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Queen Margaret at I, iii)

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They that stand high have many blasts to shake them.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Queen Margaret at I, iii)

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Ah, that deceit should steal such gentle shapes, And with a virtuous vizor hide deep vice!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Duchess of York at II, ii)

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When clouds are seen wise men put on their cloaks; When great leaves fall then winter is at hand.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Third Citizen at II, iii)

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When clouds are seen, wise men put on their cloaks; When great leaves fall, then winter is at hand; When the sun sets, who doth not look for night? Untimely storms makes men expect a dearth.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Third Citizen at II, iii)

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God keep me from false friends!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Prince Edward at III, i)

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Take all the swift advantage of the hours.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Stanldy at IV, i)

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An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Queen Elizabeth at IV, iv)

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Harp not on that string, madam; that is past.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (King Richard at IV, iv)

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More mild, but yet more harmful; kind in hatred.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Duchess of York at IV, iv)

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My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, And every tongue brings in a several tale, And every tale condemns me for a villain.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (King Richard at V, iii)

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