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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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Open thy gate of mercy, gracious God, My soul flies through these wounds to seek out thee.

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

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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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Lord, what fools these mortals be.

Fools Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Oft expectation fails and most oft there Where most it promises, and oft it hits Where hope is coldest and despair most fits.

Disappointments Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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

Honesty Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The silence often of pure innocence Persuades when speaking fails.

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

Economy Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Simply the thing I am shall make me live.

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

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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The prince of darkness is a gentleman

Belief Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The attempt and not the deed confounds us.

Confusion 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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Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt

Doubt Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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My grief lies all within, And these external manners of lament Are merely shadows to the unseen grief That swells with silence in the tortured soul

Grief Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Hell Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.

Honesty Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my life is done.

Honor Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.

Innocence Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.

Kindness Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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