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4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, sword, Th' expectancy and rose of the fair state, The glass of fashion and the mould of form, Th' observed of all observers, quite, quite down!

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

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You, sir, I entertain for one of my hundred; only I do not like the fashion of your garments.

Fashion Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at III, vi)

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Death my lord, Their clothes are after such a pagan cut to 't That sure th' have worn out Christendom.

Fashion Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Chamberlain at I, iii)

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All this I see; and I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man. But art not thou thyself giddy with the fashion too, that thou hast shifted out of thy tale into telling me of the fashion?

Fashion Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Conrade at III, iii)

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I'll be at charges for a looking-glass And entertain a score or two of tailors To study fashions to adorn my body: Since I am crept in favor with myself, I will maintain it with some little cost.

Fashion Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (King Richard at I, ii)

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Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.

Fashion Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (King Richard at I, ii)

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This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behavior, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars; as if we were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star.

Foppery Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Edmund at I, ii)

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He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat; it ever changes with the next block.

Hatters Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice at I, i)

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I never saw so many shocking bad hats in my life.

Hatters Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice at I, i)

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I see, the jewel best enamelled Will lose his beauty; yet the gold bides still That others touch, and often touching will Wear gold; and no man that hath a name, By falsehood and corruption doth it shame.

Jewels Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Adriana at II, i)

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'Tis plate of rare device and jewels Of rich and exquisite form, their values great, And I am something curious, being strange, To have them in sale stowage.

Jewels Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Cymbeline (Iachimo at I, vi)

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Take that life, beseech you, Which I so often owe; but your ring first, And here the bracelet of the truest princess That ever swore her faith.

Jewels Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Cymbeline (Iachimo at V, v)

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A woman that is like a German clock, Still a-repairing, ever out of frame, And never going aright, being a watch, But being watched that it may still go right!

Jewels Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Love's Labor's Lost (Berowne at III, i)

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(Cloten:) Thou villain base, Know'st me not by my clothes? (Guiderius:) No, nor thy tailor, rascal, Who is thy grandfather. He made those clothes, Which, as it seems, make thee.

Tailors Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Cymbeline (Cloten & Guiderius at IV, ii)

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(Cornwall:) Thou art a strange fellow. A tailor make a man? (Kent:) A tailor, sir. A stonecutter or a painter could not have made him ill, though they had been but two years o' th' trade.

Tailors Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Cornwall & Kent at II, ii)

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Thy gown? Why, ay--come, tailor, let us see't. O mercy, God, what masquing stuff is there? What's this, a sleeve? 'Tis like a demi-cannon. What, up and down carved like an apple tart? Here's snip and nip and cut and slish and slash, Like to a censer in a barber's shop. Why, what's a devil's name, tailor, call'st thou this?

Tailors Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio at IV, iii)

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Nor do we find him forward to be sounded, But with a crafty madness keeps aloof When we would bring him on to some confession Of his true state.

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

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Confess yourself to heaven, Repent what's past, avoid what is to come, And do not spread the compost on the weeds To make them ranker.

Confession Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, iv)

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Therefore confess thee freely of thy sin; For to deny each article with oath Cannot remove nor choke the strong conception That I do groan withal. Thou art to die.

Confession Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Othello at V, ii)

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What you have said I will consider; what you have to say I will with patience hear, and find a time Both meet to hear and answer such high things.

Consideration Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Brutus at I, ii)

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Yea, at that very moment Consideration like an angel came And whipped th' offending Adam out of him, Leaving his body as a paradise T' envelop and contain celestial spirits.

Consideration Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Fifth (Canterbury at I, i)

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When holy and devout religious men Are at their beads, 'tis much to draw them thence, So sweet is zealous contemplation.

Contemplation Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Buckingham at III, vii)

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Contemplation makes a rare turkey cock of him. How he jets under his advanced plumes!

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

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The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life.

Discretion Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Falstaff at V, iv)

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Question your grace the late ambassadors, With what great state he heard their embassy, How well supplied with noble counsellors, How modest in exception, and withal How terrible in constant resolution, And you shall find his vanities forespent Were but the outside of the Roman Brutus, Covering discretion with a coat of folly; As gardeners do with ordure hide those roots That shall first spring and be most delicate.

Discretion Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Fifth (Constable at II, iv)

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