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William Shakespeare
Quotes : Plays

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If music be the food of love, play on.
Twelfth Night: Act I, Scene I

Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't.
Macbeth: Act I, Scene

What’s in a name? A rose by any name would smell as sweet.
Romeo and Juliet: Act II, Scene II

Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better.
Twelfth Night: Act III, Scene I

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
Henry V: Act IV, Scene III

But man, proud man,
Dressed in a little brief authority,
Most ignorant of what he’s most assur’d;
His glassy essence, like an angry ape,
Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven,
As make the angels weep.
Measure For Measure: Act II, Scene II

Out of the jaws of death.
Twelfth Night: Act III, Scene IV

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
Henry VI: Act IV, Scene II

Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.
Coriolanus: Act II, Scene I

The miserable have no other medicine but only hope
Measure For Measure: Act III, Scene I

"Why, then the world 's mine oyster"
The Merry Wives Of Windsor: Act II, Scene II

To thine own self be true.
Hamlet: Act I, Scene III

The devil can cite scripture for his purpose.
The Merchant of Venice: Act I, Scene III

All that glisters is not gold.
The Merchant of Venice: Act 2, Scene 7

T’is neither here nor there.
Othello: Act IV, Scene III

Everyone can master a grief but he that has it.
Much Ado about Nothing: Act III, Scene II

I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at.
Othello: Act I, Scene I.

The common curse of mankind: folly and ignorance.
Troilus and Cressida: Act II, Scene III

To mourn a mischief that is past and gone is the next way to draw new mischief on.
Othello: Act I, Scene III

There’s small choice in rotten apples.
The Taming of the Shrew: Act I, Scene 1

The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief.
Othello: Act I, Scene III


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