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

We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.


The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.


I say there is no darkness but ignorance.


For my part, it was Greek to me.


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


Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.


Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.


I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.


Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.


Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.


Farewell, fair cruelty.


Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything.


O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!


When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.


'Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.


If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.


To do a great right do a little wrong.


The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.


Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.


Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.


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