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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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A great while ago the world begun, With hey, ho, the wind and the rain; But that's all one, our play is done, And we'll strive to please you every day.

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

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Thus the whirligig of time Brings in his revenges.

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

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Fire that's closest kept burns most of all.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lucetta at I, ii)

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Fire that's closest kept, burns most of all.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lucetta at I, ii)

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They do not love that do not show their love.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Julia at I, ii), also see Heywood Proverbs, pt. II, ch. IX

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O, how this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day, Which now shows all the beauty of the sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away!

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

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One heat another heat expels.

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

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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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