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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.

Mercy 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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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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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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O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.

Strength Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Isabella at II, ii)

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Against self-slaughter There is a prohibition so divine That cravens my weak hand.

Suicide Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Cymbeline (Imogen at III, iv)

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For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office, and the spurns That patient merit of th' unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin?

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

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You ever-gentle gods, take my breath from me; Let not my worser spirit tempt me again To die before you please.

Suicide Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Gloucester at IV, vi)

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