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

Quotes by William Shakespeare

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world.
I was adored once too.
Out, out, brief candle! 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.
Love is a spirit of all compact of fire.
Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
I will praise any man that will praise me.
Use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping?
There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
Your 'if' is the only peace-maker; much virtue in 'if'.
Such seems your beauty still.
Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all.
What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart.
I am not bound to please thee with my answer.
Why so large a cost, having so short a lease, does thou upon your fading mansion spend?
How now, wit! Whither wander you?
As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.
Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.
If you want to win anything - a race, your self, your life - you have to go a little berserk.