Saturday, 2 February 2013

William Shakespeare's Quote Collection


 William Shakespeare's Quotes Collection (205 in 1)



1.       A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

2.       Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

3.       Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

4.       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's Quote

5.       The wheel is come full circle.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

6.       Expectation is the root of all heartache.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

7.       To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

8.      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.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

9.       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's Quote

10.   It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

11.    As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

12.    If music be the food of love, play on.
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13.    Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

14.    God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

15.    Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
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16.    Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

17.    Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

18.   And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

19.    Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

20.   A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

21.    Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
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22.   When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
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23.   The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
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24.   But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

25.   There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
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26.   Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

27.   A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
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28.   An overflow of good converts to bad.
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29.   It is a wise father that knows his own child.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

30.   Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

31.    There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

32.   Listen to many, speak to a few.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

33.   The course of true love never did run smooth.
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34.   What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

35.   Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.
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36.   Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
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37.   And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
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38.   Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
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39.   Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
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40.   What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
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41.    Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
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42.   Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
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43.   How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
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44.   Women may fall when there's no strength in men.
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45.   Boldness be my friend.
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46.   Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
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47.   Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
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48.   Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.
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49.   Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.
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50.   False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
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51.    Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
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52.   How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
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53.   The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
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54.   Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
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55.   Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
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56.   This above all; to thine own self be true.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

57.   No legacy is so rich as honesty.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

58.   The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
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59.   As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
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60.   Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
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61.    But men are men; the best sometimes forget.
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62.   I am not bound to please thee with my answer.
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63.   I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!
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64.   I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
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65.   Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
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66.   Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
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67.   Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

68.   The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
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69.   The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns.
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70.   Brevity is the soul of wit.
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71.    Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
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72.   Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.
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73.   Give thy thoughts no tongue.
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74.   Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.
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75.   I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.
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76.   In time we hate that which we often fear.
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77.   Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
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78.   Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

79.   I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.
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80.  One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
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81.   The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
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82.   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.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

83.   We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
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84.   For I can raise no money by vile means.
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85.   Having nothing, nothing can he lose.
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86.   Speak low, if you speak love.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

87.   The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
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88.  No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.
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89.   Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
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90.   When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
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91.    As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.
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92.   How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

93.   If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

94.   If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

95.   Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
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96.   By that sin fell the angels.
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97.   Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.
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98.   The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
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99.   Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
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100.                       With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

101.Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart.
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102.                        Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

103.                        Death is a fearful thing.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

104.                        Love is too young to know what conscience is.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

·         thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

105.                        O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!
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106.                        Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
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107.                        The golden age is before us, not behind us.
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108.                       When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.
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109.                        Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
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110.God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

111. I will praise any man that will praise me.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

112. Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
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113. The love of heaven makes one heavenly.
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114. The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.
-          William Shakespeare's Quote

115. What's done can't be undone.
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116. He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.
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117. Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.
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118.It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.
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119. When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
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120.                        I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.
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121. Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything.
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122.Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
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123.My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
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124.There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.
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125.To do a great right do a little wrong.
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126.What is past is prologue.
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127.Men's vows are women's traitors!
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128.                        The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
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129.Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
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130.                        Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
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131. He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural.
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132.If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
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133.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.
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134.Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
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135.Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
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136.Farewell, fair cruelty.
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137.I dote on his very absence.
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138.                        Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
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139.Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
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140.                        They do not love that do not show their love.
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141. 'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.
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142.I was adored once too.
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143.If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.
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144.Nothing can come of nothing.
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145.The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it.
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146.There is no darkness but ignorance.
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147.There's many a man has more hair than wit.
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148.                        There's place and means for every man alive.
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149.Time and the hour run through the roughest day.
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150.                        'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.
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151. I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
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152.He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer.
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153.I like not fair terms and a villain's mind.
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154.I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart.
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155.Lawless are they that make their wills their law.
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156.Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.
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157.Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.
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158.                        Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.
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159.Such as we are made of, such we be.
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160.                        Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
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161. The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is, to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company.
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162.For my part, it was Greek to me.
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163.How well he's read, to reason against reading!
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164.I bear a charmed life.
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165.I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
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166.Let no such man be trusted.
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167.Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
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168.                        My pride fell with my fortunes.
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169.Now is the winter of our discontent.
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170.                        O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!
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171. O' What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!
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172.O, had I but followed the arts!
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173.Praise us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove.
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174.The attempt and not the deed confounds us.
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175.There's not a note of mine that's worth the noting.
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176.Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing.
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177.'Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.
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178.                        Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
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179.What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind.
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180.                       I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire.
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181.In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
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182.                        The valiant never taste of death but once.
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183.                        There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
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184.                        Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man who hath any honesty in him.
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185.                        Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
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186.                        Exceeds man's might: that dwells with the gods above.
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187.                        He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.
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188.                       It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.
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189.                        Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!
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190.                        Men shut their doors against a setting sun.
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191. Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.
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192.O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
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193.O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
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194.So foul and fair a day I have not seen.
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195.They say miracles are past.
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196.'Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of.
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197.Use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping?
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198.                        We are time's subjects, and time bids be gone.
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199.Where every something, being blent together turns to a wild of nothing.
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200.                       How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done!
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201.                        Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
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202.                       There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass.
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203.                       To be, or not to be, that is the question.
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204.                       Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes.
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205.                       Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.
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1 comment:

  1. I really love reading inspirational quotes, whether it's about love, life, or friendship and Shakespeare quotes is one of my favorite collection. thanks for sharing these! This made my day!

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