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Life It is a tale told by an i... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Life It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing. William Shakespeare

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All the world's a stage, and a... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
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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If music be the food of love; ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
If music be the food of love; play on. William Shakespeare

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Some are born great, some achi... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
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 blee... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
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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To be or not to be is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
To be or not to be William Shakespeare

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Parting is such sweet sorrow. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Parting is such sweet sorrow. William Shakespeare

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All that live must die, passin... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity. William Shakespeare

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Time is the justice that exami... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Time is the justice that examines all offenders. William Shakespeare

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Own more than thou showest, sp... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Own more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest. William Shakespeare

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First thing we do, let's kill ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. William Shakespeare

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I come to bury Caesar, not to ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
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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What's in a name? That which w... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
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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We are such stuff as dreams ar... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
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 f... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
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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There are more things in Heave... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies. William Shakespeare

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...O brave new world, That has... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
...O brave new world, That has such people in't! William Shakespeare

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Honesty is the best policy. If... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. William Shakespeare

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People usually are the happies... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
People usually are the happiest at home. William Shakespeare

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Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him,... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
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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Nature must obey necessity. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Nature must obey necessity. William Shakespeare

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Much Ado About Nothing, is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare

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My library was dukedom large e... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
My library was dukedom large enough. William Shakespeare

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Nothing can come of nothing. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Nothing can come of nothing. William Shakespeare

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There's small choice in rotten... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
There's small choice in rotten apples. William Shakespeare

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What’s past is prologue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
What’s past is prologue William Shakespeare

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Journeys end in lovers meeting... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Journeys end in lovers meeting. William Shakespeare

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Love sought is good, but given... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. William Shakespeare

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Life is as tedious as a twice-... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale. William Shakespeare

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In a false quarrel there is no... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
In a false quarrel there is no true valor. William Shakespeare

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What angel wakes me from my fl... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
What angel wakes me from my flowery bed? William Shakespeare

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O sleep, O gentle sleep, natur... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
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. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
We have seen better days. William Shakespeare

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Our doubts are traitors, and m... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare

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Words pay no debts. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Words pay no debts. William Shakespeare

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The soul's joy lies in doing. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
The soul's joy lies in doing. William Shakespeare

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He jests at scars that never f... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
He jests at scars that never felt a wound. William Shakespeare

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By medicine life may be prolon... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too. William Shakespeare

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They do not love that do not s... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
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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There's not one wise man among... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
There's not one wise man among twenty will praise himself. William Shakespeare

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But thy eternal summer shall n... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
But thy eternal summer shall not fade. William Shakespeare

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No legacy is so rich as honest... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
No legacy is so rich as honesty. William Shakespeare

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It is not in the stars to hold... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves; we are underlings. William Shakespeare

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Let me not to the marriage of ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove. William Shakespeare

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That which ordinary men are fi... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in. and the best of me is diligence. William Shakespeare

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Love to faults is always blind... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind. William Shakespeare

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Thought are but dreams till th... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
Thought are but dreams till their effects are tried. William Shakespeare

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He does it with a better grace... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural William Shakespeare

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It is a wise father that knows... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare

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'Tis the mind that makes the b... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best William Shakespeare Quotes
'Tis the mind that makes the body rich. William Shakespeare