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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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A woman sometimes scorns what best contents her.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine at III, i)

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But neither bended knees, pure hands held up, Sad sighs, deep groans, nor silver-shedding tears, Could penetrate her uncompassionate sire.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Proteus at III, i)

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The hair that covers the wit is more than the wit, for the greater hides the less.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Launce at III, i)

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By penitence th' Eternal's wrath's appeas'd.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine at V, iv)

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How use doth breed a habit in a man!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valenine at V, iv)

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Our praises are our wages.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Hermione at I, ii)

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The silence often of pure innocence Persuades, when speaking fails.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Paulina at II, ii)

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What's gone, and what's past help, Should be past grieve.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Paulina at III, ii)

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Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Autolycus at IV, iv)

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Fear not the future, weep not for the past.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Autolycus at IV, iv)

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Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught: Our sweetest songs are those which tell of saddest thought.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Autolycus at IV, iv)

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Revenge and wrong bring forth their kind; The foul cubs like their parents are.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Autolycus at IV, iv)

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As wither'd roses yield a late perfume.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Autolycus at IV, iv)

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So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Autolycus at IV, iv)

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Sceptre and crown must tumble down And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Autolycus at IV, iv)

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I can tell thee where that saying was born, of 'I fear no colors.'

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

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Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

Adversity Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Duke Senior at II, i)

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A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry. But were we burd'ned with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain: So thou, that hast no unkind mate to grieve thee, With urging helpless patience wouldst relieve me; But if thou live to see like right bereft, This fool-begged patience in thee will be left.

Adversity Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Adriana at I, ii)

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Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, For wise men say it is the wisest course.

Adversity Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (King Henry at III, i)

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His overthrow heaped happiness upon him; For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little.

Adversity Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Griffith at IV, ii)

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Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.

Adversity Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence at III, iii)

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Then know, that I have little wealth to lose. A man I am, crossed with adversity; My riches are these poor habiliments, Of which if you should here disfurnish me, You take the sum and substance that I have.

Adversity Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine at IV, i)

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Well, I must be patient; there is no fettering of authority.

Authority Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: All's Well That Ends Well (Parolles at II, iii)

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Shall remain! Hear you this Triton of the minnows? Mark you His absolute 'shall'?

Authority Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Coriolanus (Coriolanus at III, i)

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Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar? . . . And the creature run from the cur. There thou mightst behold the great image of authority--a dog's obeyed in office.

Authority Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at IV, vi)

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