William Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare (/??e?ksp??r/; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as 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". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

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

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This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is 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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It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

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Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

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God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

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When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

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

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The course of true love never did run smooth.

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Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.

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Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.

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It is a wise father that knows his own child.

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As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

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Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

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