William Shakespeare Quotes

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“All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” – Shakespeare, As You Like It

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”  – Shakespeare, As You Like It

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” – Shakespeare, Hamlet

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” – Shakespeare, Hamlet

“O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!” – Shakespeare, Hamlet

“Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” – Shakespeare, Hamlet

“For he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.” – Shakespeare, Henry V

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.” – Shakespeare, Julius Caeser

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” – Shakespeare, Julius Caeser

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” – NOT Shakespeare, Other Quote Sites Are Wrong

“Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!” – Shakespeare, King Henry IV

“Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.” – Shakespeare, King Henry IV

“Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.” – Shakespeare, King Henry VI

“By that sin fell the angels.” – Shakespeare, King Henry VIII

“Oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.” – Shakespeare, King John

“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!” – Shakespeare, King Lear

“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” – Shakespeare, Measure For Measure

Beware the Ides of March.” – William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

“A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.” – Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

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

“Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.” – Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

It is a wise father that knows his own child.” – Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.” – Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” – Shakespeare, The Tempest

“I would not have you to think that my desire of having is the sin of covetousness.” – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Boldness be my friend!” – William Shakespeare, Cymbeline


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