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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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I have of late--but wherefore I know not--lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame the earth seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire--why, it appeareth nothing to me but a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors.

Sky Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at II, ii)

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A little gale will soon disperse that cloud And blow it to the source from whence it came. Thy very beams will dry those vapors up, For every cloud engenders not a storm.

Storms Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Clarence at V, 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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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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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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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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What need I fear of thee? But yet I'll make assurance double sure, and take a bond of fate: thou shalt not live; That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, And sleep in spite of thunder

Fate 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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Ingratitude is monstrous

Ingratitude 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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