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Born in April 26, 1564 / Died in April 23, 1616 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by William Shakespeare

I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
How well he's read, to reason against reading!
And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish'd from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish'd from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!
Men's vows are women's traitors!
God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire.
I like not fair terms and a villain's mind.
When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.
Give thy thoughts no tongue.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.
But men are men; the best sometimes forget.
Now is the winter of our discontent.
No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.
The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive.
Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
There's place and means for every man alive.
There's many a man has more hair than wit.
'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.
Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!