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2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
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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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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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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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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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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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