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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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All furnished, all in arms; All plum'd like estridges that with the wind Bated like eagles having lately bathed; Glittering in golden coats like images; As full of spirit as the month of May And gorgeous as the sun at midsummer; Wanton as youthful goats, wild as young bulls.

May Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Vernon at IV, ii)

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More matter for a May morning.

May Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Fabian at III, iv)

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It may do good; pride hath no other glass To show itself but pride, for supple knees Feed arrogance and are the proud man's fees.

Pride Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Ulysses at III, iii)

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I dote on his very absence, and I wish them a fair departure.

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

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I would I had some flowers o' th' spring that might Become your time of day, and yours, and yours, That wear upon your virgin branches yet Your maidenheads growing. O, Proserpina, For the flowers now that, frighted, thou let'st fall From Dis's wagon; daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty; violets dim, But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes Or Cytherea's breath; pale primroses, That die unmarried, ere they can behold Bright Phoebus in his strength--a malady Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds, The flower-de-luce being one.

Daffodils Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Winter's Tale (Perdita at IV, iv)

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So full of artless jealousy is guilt It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.

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

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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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My prophecy is but half his journey yet, For yonder walls, that pertly front your town, Yon towers, whose wanton tops do buss the clouds, Must kiss their own feet.

Clouds Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Ulysses at IV, v)

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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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What, man, defy the devil? Consider, he's an enemy to mankind.

Devil Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Toby at III, iv)

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Lord, what fools these mortals be.

Fools Quotes, by William Shakespeare

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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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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 miserable have no other medicine, But only hope.

Misery 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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