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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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O coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me.

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

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If music be the food of love, play on.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Duke at I, i), (altered)

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I am sure care's an enemy to life.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Tony Belch at I, iii)

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'Tis in grain, sir; 'twill endure wind and weather.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Olivia at I, v)

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She never told her love, But let concealment, like a worm i' th' bud, Feed on her damask cheek. She pined in thought; And, with a green and yellow melancholy, She sat like Patience on a monument, Smiling at grief.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Viola at II, iv)

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Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Malvalio at II, v)

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Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Olivia at III, i)

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I hate ingratitude more in man Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, Or any taint of vice.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Viola at III, iv)

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