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

Quotes by William Shakespeare

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? Deny thy father, and refuse thy name.
Is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts.
It is a custom. More honored in the breach than the observance.
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.
Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
O, had I but followed the arts!
Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?
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.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
Boldness be my friend.
Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.
Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.
It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.
How long a time lies in one little word?
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.
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
The course of true love never did run smooth.