William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

English playwright and poet

Lived from: 1564-1616

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: William Shakespeare

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    What is past is prologue.
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    With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
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    'Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.
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    'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, and after one hour more twill be eleven. And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, and then from hour to hour we rot and rot. and thereby hangs a tale.
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    A merry heart goes all the day,
    Your sad tires in a mile-a.
    Source: The Winter's Tale (1610) 4,3
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    A peace above all earhtly dignities: A still and quiet conscience.
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    After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst. Nor steel nor poison, malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing can touch him further.
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    Against ill chances men are ever merry, but heaviness foreruns the good event.
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    Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety. Other women cloy the appetites they feed, but she makes hungry where most she satisfies.
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    Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. Where be your jibes now, your gambols, your songs, your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table on a roar?
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    All the world's a stage;
    And all the men and women merely players.
    Source: As you like it (1599)
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    All things that are,
    Are with more spirit chased than enjoyed.
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    All's well that ends well.
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    And if he dies, take him and cut him into little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine that everyone will fall in love with night.
    Source: Romeo and Juliet 3, 2
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    And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.