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William Shakespeare
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Biography : English poet, playwright and actor.
Born: 1564 - Died: 1616
Period:
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16th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice - 



How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.




To be, or not to be, that is the question.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - 



To be, or not to be, that is the question.

Image attribution  Background photo by Ilkka Kärkkäinen on Unsplash





There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - 






What's done cannot be undone.
William Shakespeare - Macbeth - 






Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.
William Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing - 






What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

William Shakespeare - Romeo und Julia - 



What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

Image attribution  Background photo by Tiffany Chan on Unsplash





Meet the time as it seeks us.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Cymbeline - 






Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice - 






Nothing can come of nothing.
William Shakespeare - King Lear - 






Brevity is the soul of wit.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - 






It is a wise father that knows his own child.
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If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare - Twelfth Night - 






Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
William Shakespeare - All's Well That Ends Well - 






For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - 






All that glisters is not gold.
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice - 






A good moral, my lord: it is not enough to speak, but to speak true.
William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream - 



A good moral, my lord: it is not enough to speak, but to speak true.




Men at some time are masters of their fates;
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Julius Caesar - 






All things are ready, if our mind be so.
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Thou canst not speak of that thou dost not feel.
William Shakespeare - Romeo und Julia - 






The rest is silence.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - 






All the world's a stage.
William Shakespeare - As you like it - 






I have lived long enough : my way of life
Is fall'n into the sere, the yellow leaf.

William Shakespeare - Macbeth - 






Weigh oath with oath, and you will nothing weigh.
William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream - 






We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
William Shakespeare - The Tempest - 






What is past is prologue.
William Shakespeare - The Tempest - 






For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently.

William Shakespeare - 






Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
William Shakespeare - Venus and Adonis - 






My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - 






This above all: to thine own self be true.
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - 



This above all: to thine own self be true.




Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.
William Shakespeare - Henry IV, Part 2 - 










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