William Shakespeare

Country United Kingdom
Born Sunday, 26 April 1564
Quotes 675
William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
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When beggars die, there are no comets seen; the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. Uncategorized
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. Uncategorized
So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity. Uncategorized
The common herd. Uncategorized
Men at some time are the masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. Uncategorized
See what a ready tongue suspicion hath! Uncategorized
But thought's the slave of life, and life time's fool. Uncategorized
The better part of valour is discretion. Uncategorized
While you live tell truth and shame the devil. Uncategorized
I do not speak to thee in drink but in tears, not in pleasure but in passion, not in words only, but in woes also. Uncategorized
The fortune of us that are the moon's men doth ebb and flow like the sea, being governed, as the sea is, by the moon. Uncategorized
He will give the devil his due. Uncategorized
Let Hercules himself do what he may, the cat will mew, and dog will have his day. Uncategorized
How absolute the knave is! we must speak by the card, or equivocation will undo us. Uncategorized
Love is begun by time; and that I see in passages of proof, time qualifies the spark and fire of it. There lives within the very flame of love a kind of wick or snuff that will abate it. Uncategorized
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. Uncategorized
What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. Uncategorized
Sure, he that made us with such large discourse, looking before and after, gave us not that capability and god-like reason to fust in us unus'd. Uncategorized
A thought which, quarter'd, hath but one part wisdom and ever three parts coward. Uncategorized
He's loved of the distracted multitude, who like not in their judgement, but their eyes. Uncategorized