William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

English playwright and poet

Lived from: 1564-1616

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: William Shakespeare

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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.
    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.
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    Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the fraught bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon the heart?
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    Cease to lament for that thou canst not help,
    And study help for that which thou lament'st.
    Source: Two gentlemen of Verona 3, 1.
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    Ceremony was but devised at first to set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes, recanting goodness, sorry ere 'Tis shown; but where there is true friendship, there needs none.
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    Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
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    Come not between the dragon and his wrath.
    Source: King Lear 1,1
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    Come what come may,
    time and the hour runs through the roughest day.
    Source: Macbeth (1605)