William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

English playwright and poet

Lived from: 1564-1616

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: William Shakespeare

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    And where the offence is, let the great axe fall.
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    As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport.
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    Assume a virtue, if you have it not.

    Source: Hamlet

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    Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

    Source: Twelfth Night (1601)

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    Be patient, For the world is broad and wide.

    Source: Romeo and Juliet 3, 3

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    Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good;
    a shining gloss that fadeth suddenly;
    a flower that dies when it begins to bud;
    a doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower,
    lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour.
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    Beggars mounted run their horse to death.

    Source: Henry VI 1, 4

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    Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

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    Bondage is hoarse and may not speak aloud.

    Source: Romeo and Juliet (1595)

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    Brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes.
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    Brevity is the soul of wit.

    Source: Hamlet (1600)

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    But I will be a bridegroom in my death, and run into a lover's bed.
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    But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
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    But, good my brother, do not, as some ungracious pastors do. Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven whilst like a puffed and reckless libertine himself the primrose path of dalliance treads and wrecks not his own.
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    By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.