William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

A Quote by William Shakespeare on blindness, love, and mind

Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 1, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on hell and time

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Out, damned spot! out, I say! One: two: why, then 'tis time to do't. Hell is murky!

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Macbeth, Act V. Sc. i.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on laws

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Help, master, help! here's a fish hangs in the net, like a poor man's right in the law; 'twill hardly come out.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE, Act 2, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on anger, change, and world

. . . the spring, the summer, The chilling autumn, angry winter, change Their wonted liveries; and the mazed world By their increase, now knows not which is which.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 2, Scene 1

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on world

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Why, then the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Merry Wives of Windsor, Act 2, scene 2.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on courage and failure

MACBETH: If we should fail,- LADY MACBETH: We fail! But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we'll not fail.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Macbeth, act 1, scene 7.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on brevity, choice, confusion, darkness, death, dreams, earth, friendship, heaven, history, love, power, sympathy, and war

Ay me! for aught that I could ever read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth. But, either it was different in blood,- Or else it stood upon the choice of friends,- Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!' The jaws of darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to confusion.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I, scene i.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on behavior, country, good, and manners

Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on faults

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A friendly eye could never see such faults.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Julius Caesar, Act 4, scene 3

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A Quote by William Shakespeare

It is a heretic that makes the fire, Not she that burns in 't.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Winter’s Tale

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