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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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To be, or not to be--that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep-- No more--and by a sleep to say we end The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to.

Doubt Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, i)

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Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win, By fearing to attempt.

Doubt Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Lucio at I, iv)

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Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; The thief doth fear each bush an officer.

Suspicion Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Richard, Duke of Gloucester at V, vi)

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And there is pansies, that's for thoughts.

Pansies Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Ophelia at IV, v)

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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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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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The venom clamours of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog's tooth.

Jealousy 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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By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.

Medicine 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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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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Three misbegotten knaves in Kendal green. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 4.

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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