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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks, but I thank you; and sure, dear friends, my thanks are too dear a halfpenny.

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

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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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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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Lord, what fools these mortals be.

Fools 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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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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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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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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