Quotes by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".

Quotes by William Shakespeare

O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.

WineWilliam Shakespeare
 
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The course of true love never did run smooth.

Love, Valentine's DayWilliam Shakespeare
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Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.

LoveWilliam Shakespeare
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They do not love that do not show their love.

Love, RelationshipsWilliam Shakespeare
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It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

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We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

AmbitionWilliam Shakespeare
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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

Love, TrustWilliam Shakespeare
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All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told: Many a man his life hath sold But my outside to behold: Gilded tombs do worms enfold.

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Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff,
Beware the Thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough. [...]
Be bloody, bold, and resolute: laugh to scorn
The power of man, for none of womas born
Shall harm Macbeth. [...]
Be lion-mettled, proud, and take no care
Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are.
Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until
Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill
Shall come against him.

William Shakespeare in Macbeth
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Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
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 anf fury,
Signifying nothing.

William Shakespeare in Macbeth
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A quart of ale is a dish for a king.

BeerWilliam Shakespeare
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Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but love.

LoveWilliam Shakespeare in Love's Labour's Lost
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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

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Hell is empty, devils are here!

DevilWilliam Shakespeare, Der Sturm
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Never play with the feelings of others, because you may win the game, but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time.

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For women are as Roses, whose fairr flowre,
Being once displaid, doth fall that verie howre.

Women, Flowers & RosesWilliam Shakespeare in Twelfth Night
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Alacke, there lies more perill in thine eye,
Then twenty of their swords, looke thou but sweete,
And I am proofe against their enmity.
My life were better ended by their hate,
Then death proroged wanting of thy Love.

LoveWilliam Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet
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I would there were no age betweene ten and three and twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest: for there is nothing (in the betweene) but getting wenches with childe, wronging the Auncientry, stealing, fighting, hearke you now.

YouthWilliam Shakespeare (Ein Wintermärchen)
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Well roar'd Lion.

LionsWilliam Shakespeare in Ein Sommernachtstraum
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The rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance.

Forgiveness & Mercy, RevengeWilliam Shakespeare in Der Sturm
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Where words are scarse, they are seldome spent in vaine.

WordsWilliam Shakespeare in Richard II
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There are more things in Heaven and Earth
Than are dream't of in your Philosophy

Education, SchoolWilliam Shakespeare in Hamlet
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To be, or not to be, that is the question

Famous QuotesWilliam Shakespeare in Hamlet
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Life's a play written by an idiot full of laughter and fury, signifying nothing.

LifeWilliam Shakespeare
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It was the Nightingale, and not the Larke

William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

Thinking, Good and EvilWilliam Shakespeare in Hamlet
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All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.

Humanity, AppearanceWilliam Shakespeare
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