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William Shakespeare

Little is known of the world's most famous playwright, to whom 37 plays and 154 sonnets are credited. Nevertheless, Shakespeare's legacy and influence endure many centuries after his death.

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Showing 1 through 16 of 16 quotations by William Shakespeare.

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts."
-William Shakespeare


"And thus I clothe my naked villany
With odd old ends stol'n forth of holy writ,
And seem a saint when most I play the devil."
-Shakespeare, Richard III


"Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe to heaven."
-William Shakespeare


"Life is tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
-William Shakespeare


"This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
-William Shakespeare


"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
-William Shakespeare


"This above all: to thine own self be true."
-William Shakespeare, Hamlet


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


"The course of true love never did run smooth."
-William Shakespeare


"Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once."
-William Shakespeare


"I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was."
-William Shakespeare


"Oh God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!"
-William Shakespeare


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


"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
-William Shakespeare


"For many men that stumble at the threshold are well forewarned that danger lurks within."
-William Shakespeare


"And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
-Shakespeare






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