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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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If I can catch him once upon the hip, I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.

Revenge Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Shylock at I, ii)

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Open thy gate of mercy, gracious God, My soul flies through these wounds to seek out thee.

Mercy Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Plantagenet, Duke of York at I, iv)

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He will give the devil his due.

Devil Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Prince Henry at I, ii)

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This is a devil, and no monster. I will leave him; I have no long spoon.

Devil Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tempest (Stephano at II, ii)

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Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.

Trust Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Unbidden guests Are often welcomest when they are gone.

Guests Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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Simply the thing I am shall make me live.

Life 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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She's beautiful, and therefore to be woo'd She is a woman, therefore to be won

Beauty 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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There is no darkness but ignorance.

Ignorance Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The jury, passing on the prisoner's life, may in the sworn twelve have a thief or two guiltier than him they try

Juries and judges Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The miserable hath no other medicine but only hope

Medicine Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed- It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.

Mercy 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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A little more than kin, and less than kind!

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

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Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

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

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Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard. It seems to me most strange that men should fear, Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Julius Caesar (Caesar at II, ii)

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When devils will the blackest sins put on, They do suggest at first with heavenly shows!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at II, iii)

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Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?

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

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His demand Springs not from Edward's well-meant honest love, Bur from deceit, bred by necessity; For how can tyrants safely govern home Unless abroad they purchase great alliance?

Tyranny Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Queen Margaret at III, iii)

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This tyrant, whole sole name blisters our tongues, Was once thought honest; you have loved him well; He hath not touched you yet.

Tyranny Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Macbeth (Malcolm at IV, iii)

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The charm dissolves apace; And as the morning steals upon the night, Melting the darkness, so their rising senses Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle Their clearer reason.

Darkness Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Tempest (Prospero at V, i)

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O, what may man within him hide, Though angel on the outward side!

Hypocrisy Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Measure for Measure (Vincentio, the Duke at III, ii)

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Murder most foul, as in the best it is, But this most foul, strange, and unnatural.

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

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