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

Quotes by William Shakespeare

In time we hate that which we often fear.
My library was dukedom large enough.
It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.
Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Alas, how love can trifle with itself!
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.
If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.
Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.
But when they seldom come, they wished for come.
Tones that sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
I try to forget what happiness was, and when that don't work, I study the stars.
The fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.
O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
To be, or not to be: that is the question.
Women speak two languages - one of which is verbal.
My pride fell with my fortunes.
Nothing can come of nothing.
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
To fear the worst oft cures the worse.
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.