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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

Losing Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.

Mercy Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

Painting Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow

Providence Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.

Relationships Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.

Reputation Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.

Temptation Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.

Thought Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Time is the justice that examines all offenders.

Time Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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So wise so young, they say, do never live long.

Wisdom Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The lady doth protest too much, me thinks

Women Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Her pretty action did outsell her gift, And yet enriched it too. She gave it me and said She prized it once.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Cymbeline (Iachimo at II, iv)

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One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at I, v)

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For murder though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ.

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

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One woe doth tread upon another's heel, So fast they follow.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark at IV, vii)

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Those, that with haste will make a mighty fire, Begin it with weak straws.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Cassius at I, iii)

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Now out of this nettle, danger, will I pluck the flower, safety.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Hotspur at II, iii)

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O, while you live, tell truth, and shame the devil.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Hotspur at III, i)

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But, Clifford, tell me, didst thou never hear, That things ill got had ever bad success?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (King Henry at II, ii)

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And, oftentimes, excusing of a fault, Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Pembroke at IV, ii)

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Then westward ho! Grace and good disposition attend your ladyship.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Viola at III, i)

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Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from human haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

Adversity Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: As You Like It (Duke Senior at II, i)

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