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    To be or not to be William Shakespeare

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    Life It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing. William Shakespeare

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    Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them William Shakespeare

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    If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? William Shakespeare

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    All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts. His acts being seven ages. William Shakespeare

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    new! Parting is such sweet sorrow. William Shakespeare

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    Own more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest. William Shakespeare

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    We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep. William Shakespeare

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    The devil can site scripture for his own purpose! An evil soul producing holy witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek. William Shakespeare

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    All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity. William Shakespeare

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    In a false quarrel there is no true valor. William Shakespeare

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    What’s past is prologue William Shakespeare

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    If music be the food of love; play on. William Shakespeare

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    The soul's joy lies in doing. William Shakespeare

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    Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. William Shakespeare

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    ...O brave new world, That has such people in't! William Shakespeare

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    Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. Where be your jibes now, your gambols, your songs, your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table on a roar? William Shakespeare

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    I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. William Shakespeare

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    Nature must obey necessity. William Shakespeare

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    Journeys end in lovers meeting. William Shakespeare

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    My library was dukedom large enough. William Shakespeare

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    It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare

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    They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love. William Shakespeare

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    He jests at scars that never felt a wound. William Shakespeare

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    Words pay no debts. William Shakespeare

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    Good counselors lack no clients. William Shakespeare

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    And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse. William Shakespeare

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    Time is the justice that examines all offenders. William Shakespeare

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    Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment William Shakespeare

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    For there was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently. William Shakespeare

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    Simply the thing I am shall make me live. William Shakespeare

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    I had rather be a toad, and live upon the vapor of a dungeon than keep a corner in the thing I love for others uses. William Shakespeare

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    Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale. William Shakespeare

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    It was Greek to me. William Shakespeare

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    O sleep, O gentle sleep, nature's soft nurse, how have I frightened thee, that thou no more wilt weigh my eye-lids down and steep my senses in forgetfulness? William Shakespeare

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    But thy eternal summer shall not fade. William Shakespeare

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    What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare

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    Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. William Shakespeare

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    There's not one wise man among twenty will praise himself. William Shakespeare

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    He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural William Shakespeare

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    The best safety lies in fear. William Shakespeare

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    Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear. William Shakespeare

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    Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise. William Shakespeare

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    First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. William Shakespeare

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    O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven! Keep me in temper. I would not be mad. William Shakespeare

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    This is the monstrosity in love, lady, that the will is infinite and the execution confined; that the desire is boundless, and the act a slave to limit. William Shakespeare

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    Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my King, He would not in mine age have left me naked to mine enemies. William Shakespeare

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    Manhood is melted into courtesies, valor into compliment, and men are only turned into tongue, and trim ones, too. William Shakespeare

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    She's gone. I am abused, and my relief must be to loathe her. William Shakespeare

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    Love bears it out even to the edge of doom. William Shakespeare

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