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William Shakespeare

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Biography - William Shakespeare:

English poet, playwright and actor.
Born: 1564 - Died: 1616
Period:
17th century
16th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Quote

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice



Note  

Note




Source: The Merchant of Venice

wikisource - Merchant of Venice (en)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Vois comme cette petite chandelle répand au loin sa lumière ! Ainsi rayonne une bonne action dans un monde malveillant.”
William Shakespeare - Le Marchand de Venise

German
Wie weit die kleine Kerze Schimmer wirft! So scheint die gute Tat in arger Welt.”
William Shakespeare - Der Kaufmann von Venedig




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It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”
Baltasar Gracian
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Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
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Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
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The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
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In this world we must be a little too good to be good enough.”
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To love beauty is to see light.”
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Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.”
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Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.”
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What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.”
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All the diversity, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.”
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The light, queen of colours.”
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William Shakespeare also said...


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To be, or not to be, that is the question.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
William Shakespeare - Romeo und Julia
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Meet the time as it seeks us.”
William Shakespeare
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Weigh oath with oath, and you will nothing weigh.”
William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Nothing can come of nothing.”
William Shakespeare - King Lear
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Brevity is the soul of wit.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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