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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.

Passion Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, ii)

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Henceforth, I'll bear Affliction till it do cry out itself, 'Enough, enough, and die.'

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

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Sweet recreation barred, what doth ensue But moody and dull melancholy, Kinsman to a grim and comfortless despair, And at her heels a huge infectious troop Of pale distemperatures and foes to life?

Misery Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Lady Abbess at V, i)

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It needs not nor it boots thee not, proud queen, Unless the adage must be verified, That beggars mounted run their horse to death.

Beggary Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Plantagenet, Duke of York at I, iv)

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Not that I have the power to clutch my hand When his fair angels would salute by palm, But for my hand, as unattempted yet, Like a poor beggar, raileth on the rich. Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail And say there is no sin but to be rich; And being rich, my virtue then shall be To say there is no vice but beggary.

Beggary Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Bastard at II, i)

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I see, sir, you are liberal in offers. You taught me first to beg, and now methinks You teach me how a beggar should be answered.

Beggary Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Portia at IV, i)

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Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so; Pardon is still the nurse of second woe.

Mercy Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Escalus at II, i)

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Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.

Mercy Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Escalus, Prince of Verona at III, i)

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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.

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

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O Lord! methought what pain it was to drown! What dreadful noise of waters in mine ears! What sights of ugly death within mine eyes! Methoughts I saw a thousand fearful wracks; A thousand men that fishes gnawed upon; Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl, Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels, All scatt'red in the bottom of the sea: Some lay in dead men's skulls, and in the holes Where eyes did once inhabit, there were crept (As 'twere in scorn of eyes) reflecting gems, That wooed the slimy bottom of the deep And mocked the dead bones that lay scatt'red by.

Water Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Clarence at I, iv)

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Lie thou there; for here comes the trout that must be caught with tickling.

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

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If thou dost slander her and torture me, Never pray more; abandon all remorse; On horror's head horrors accumulate; Do deeds to make heaven weep, all earth amazed; For nothing canst thou to damnation add Greater than that.

Remorse Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Othello at III, iii)

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A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!

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

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And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

Excuses Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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I think the King is but a man as I am: the violet smells to him as it doth to me.

Kings Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Kings are earth's gods; in vice their law's their will.

Royalty Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.

Conversation Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Have more than thou showest,Speak less than thou knowest.

Economy Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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We have some salt of our youth in us. -The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act ii. Sc. 3.

Shakespeare Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The idea of her life shall sweetly creep Into his study of imagination, And every lovely organ of her life, Shall come apparell'd in more precious habit, More moving-delicate and full of life Into the eye and prospect of his soul. -Much Ado about Nothing. Act iv. Sc. 1.

Shakespeare Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it; the one brings fuel, the other blows it till it burns clear.

Absence Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.

Absence Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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There is one pain I often feel, which you will never know. It is caused by the absence of you.

Absence Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

Ambition Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Now, good digestion wait on appetite, and health on both!

Appetite Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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