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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

Ambition Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The prince of darkness is a gentleman

Belief Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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A degree is not an education, and the confusion on this point is perhaps the gravest weakness in American thinking about education

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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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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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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Time is the justice that examines all offenders.

Time 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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