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William Shakespeare Quotes

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.

Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!

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, his acts being seven ages.

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

An overflow of good converts to bad.

And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

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

As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.

As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.

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

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

Boldness be my friend.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

But men are men; the best sometimes forget.