The Eyes are the window to your soul

— William Shakespeare

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

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What a terrible era in which idiots govern the blind.

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Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

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William Shakespeare quote All things are ready, if our minds be so

All things are ready, if our minds be so.

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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 life time

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A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.

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Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.

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William Shakespeare quote Some are born great, some achieve greatn

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

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It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

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Men of few words are the best men." (3.2.41)

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

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William Shakespeare quote Love is a smoke made with the fume of si

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

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I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!

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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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Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram;

The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun, and with him rise weeping.

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William Shakespeare quote Have more than you show, speak less than

Have more than you show, speak less than you know.

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About William Shakespeare

Quotes 4052 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Dramatist
Birthday April 23, 1564

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 and fury, signifying nothing.

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Daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty.

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Words spoken can not be recalled so think twice before you speak.

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William Shakespeare quote I am not bound to please thee with my an

I am not bound to please thee with my answer.

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If thou dost marry, I'll give thee this plague for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.

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Have more than you show, Speak less than you know.

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The best is yet to come.

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William Shakespeare quote Ambition should be made of sterner stuff

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

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Our bodies are our gardens... our wills are our gardeners.

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Expectation is the root of all heartache.

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Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

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Now I will believe that there are unicorns.

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Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.

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Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.

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Cowards die many times before their deaths;

The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.

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The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.

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The course of true love never did run smooth.

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The strawberry grows underneath the nettle And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality.

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There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

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God shall be my hope, my stay, my guide and lantern to my feet.

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Here's flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun And with him rises weeping: these are flowers Of middle summer, and I think they are given To men of middle age.

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Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

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When I got enough confidence, the stage was gone.

When I was sure of losing, I won. When I needed people the most, they left me. When I learnt to dry my tears, I found a shoulder to cry on. And when I mastered the art of hating, somebody started loving me.

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Jesters do oft prove prophets.

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If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it;

that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.

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The setting sun, and the music at the close, As the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last, Writ in rememberance more than long things past.

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If we are mark'd to die, we are enow To do our country loss;

and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour. God's will! I pray thee; wish not one man more.

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Love comforteth like sunshine after rain, But Lust's effect is tempest after sun; Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain, Lust's winter comes ere summer half be done; Love surfeits not, Lust like a glutton dies; Love is all truth, Lust full of forged lies.

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This above all; to thine own self be true.

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Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. Nor hath Love's mind of any judgment taste; Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste.

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Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile

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Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye.

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Fair is foul, and foul is fair, hover through fog and filthy air.

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Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

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Pray, love, remember: and there is pansies, that's for thoughts.

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It is a wise father that knows his own child.

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I had rather live with cheese and garlic in a windmill.

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The last taste of sweets is sweetest last.

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The golden age is before us, not behind us.

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