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The Best William Shakespeare Quotes

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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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    Life It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing. 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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    Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them William Shakespeare

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

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    To be or not to be William Shakespeare

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

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    Time is the justice that examines all offenders. William Shakespeare

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    Parting is such sweet sorrow. 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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    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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    What’s past is prologue William Shakespeare

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    Nature must obey necessity. William Shakespeare

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

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    Journeys end in lovers meeting. William Shakespeare

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    In a false quarrel there is no true valor. 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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    Own more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest. William Shakespeare

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

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    Words pay no debts. 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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    First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. William Shakespeare

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    Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare

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    There's not one wise man among twenty will praise himself. 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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    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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    We have seen better days. William Shakespeare

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    There's small choice in rotten apples. William Shakespeare

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    Nothing can come of nothing. 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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    What angel wakes me from my flowery bed? 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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    He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural William Shakespeare

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    The soul's joy lies in doing. William Shakespeare

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

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    By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too. William Shakespeare

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    There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies. 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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    The best safety lies in fear. 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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    Men's faults to themselves seldom appear. William Shakespeare

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    My library was dukedom large enough. William Shakespeare

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    Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare

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

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    Such as we are made of, such we be. William Shakespeare

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    But thy eternal summer shall not fade. William Shakespeare

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    Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. William Shakespeare

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    Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast. William Shakespeare

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    Though this be madness, yet there is method in it William Shakespeare

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