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William Shakespeare Quotes

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William Shakespeare
April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616
Nationality: English
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: English Dramatist

Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.


The lady doth protest too much, methinks.


This above all; to thine own self be true.


I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.


A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.


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


God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.


We know what we are, but know not what we may be.


Hell is empty and all the devils are here.


When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.


If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces.


To be, or not to be: that is the question.


Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.


Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.


Having nothing, nothing can he lose.


Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.


Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.


The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.


Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.


It is a wise father that knows his own child.


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