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"I wasted time, and now doth time waste me."

by William Shakespeare

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"He that is giddy thinks the world turns round."

by William Shakespeare

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"He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike."

by William Shakespeare

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"No legacy is so rich as honesty."

by William Shakespeare

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"It is a wise father that knows his own child."

by William Shakespeare

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"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."

by William Shakespeare

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"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose."

by William Shakespeare

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"False face must hide what the false heart doth know."

by William Shakespeare

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"The course of true love never did run smooth."

by William Shakespeare

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"The world must be peopled. When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married."

by William Shakespeare

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"Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear."

by William Shakespeare

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"There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass."

by William Shakespeare

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"There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things."

by William Shakespeare

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"There's small choice in rotten apples."

by Shakespeare

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"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing."

by William Shakespeare

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"To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first."

by William Shakespeare

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"Time hath a wallet at his back, wherein he puts. Alms for oblivion, a great-sized monster of ingratitudes."

by William Shakespeare

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"To mourn a mischief that is past and gone is the next way to draw new mischief on."

by William Shakespeare

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"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."

by William Shakespeare

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"Words pay no debts."

by William Shakespeare

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"I will praise any man that will praise me."

by William Shakespeare

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"If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor."

by William Shakespeare

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"Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent."

by William Shakespeare

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"Lord, what fools these mortals be."

by William Shakespeare

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"Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!"

by William Shakespeare

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"O, call back yesterday, bid time return."

by William Shakespeare

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"Nothing can come of nothing."

by William Shakespeare

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

by William Shakespeare

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"O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil."

by William Shakespeare

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"Parting is such sweet sorrow."

by William Shakespeare

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"Strong reasons make strong actions."

by William Shakespeare

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"Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head."

by William Shakespeare

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"Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer."

by William Shakespeare

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"Nothing will come of nothing."

by William Shakespeare

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"Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts."

by William Shakespeare

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"Is it not strange that sheep's guts should hale souls out of men's bodies?"

by William Shakespeare

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"My salad days, When I was green in judgment."

by William Shakespeare

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"It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds."

by William Shakespeare

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"I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart."

by William Shakespeare

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

by William Shakespeare

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"He is not great who is not greatly good."

by William Shakespeare

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"Be great in act, as you have been in thought."

by William Shakespeare

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"Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground."

by William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 1 scene 1

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"I would fain die a dry death."

by William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 1 scene 1

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"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt."

by Shakespeare

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"What's done can't be undone."

by Shakespeare MacBeth

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"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."

by Shakespeare

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"Love all, trust a few, Do wrong to none."

by Shakespeare

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"To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."

by Shakespeare

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"Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind."

by William Shakespeare

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"Death is a fearful thing."

by William Shakespeare

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"Tempt not a desperate man."

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"Striving to better, oft we mar what's well."

by Shakespeare

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"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"

by William Shakespeare

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"In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility."

by William Shakespeare

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"The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together."

by William Shakespeare

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"It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood."

by William Shakespeare

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"This above all: to thine own self be true."

by William Shakespeare

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"The rest is silence."

by William Shakespeare

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"For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, who art as black as hell, as dark as night."

by William Shakespeare

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"For I can raise no money by vile means."

by William Shakespeare

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"Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains."

by William Shakespeare

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"Madness in great ones must not unwatched go."

by Shakespeare

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"When rich villains have need of poor ones, poor ones may make what price they will."

by William Shakespeare

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"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry."

by William Shakespeare

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"What's mine is yours, and what is yours is mine."

by William Shakespeare

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"He that dies pays all debts."

by William Shakespeare

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"Having nothing, nothing can he lose."

by William Shakespeare

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"Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage."

by William Shakespeare

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"Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful."

by William Shakespeare

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"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast."

by William Shakespeare

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"'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall."

by William Shakespeare

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"'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after."

by William Shakespeare

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"'Tis neither here nor there."

by William Shakespeare

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"'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, and after one hour more twill be eleven. And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, and then from hour to hour we rot and rot. and thereby hangs a tale."

by William Shakespeare

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"'Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of."

by William Shakespeare

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"'Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems."

by William Shakespeare

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"'T is better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow."

by William Shakespeare

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"A dish fit for the gods."

by William Shakespeare

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

by William Shakespeare

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"A kind
Of excellent dumb discourse."


by William Shakespeare

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"A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!"

by William Shakespeare

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"A horse a horse my kingdom for a horse"

by William Shakespeare

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"A hit, a very palpable hit."

by William Shakespeare

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"A little more than kin, and less than kind."

by William Shakespeare

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"A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it."

by William Shakespeare

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

by William Shakespeare

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"A man in all the world's new fashion planted, That hath a mint of phrases in his brain."

by William Shakespeare

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"A plague o' both your houses"

by William Shakespeare

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"A very ancient and fish-like smell."

by William Shakespeare

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

by William Shakespeare

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"A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
But were we burdened with like weight of pain,
As much or more we should ourselves complain."


by William Shakespeare

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"A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain."

by William Shakespeare

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"Action is eloquence."

by William Shakespeare

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"Age cannot wither her, nor custom staleHer infinite variety other women cloyThe appetites they feed, but she makes hungryWhere most she satisfies."

by William Shakespeare

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"Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety."


by William Shakespeare

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"Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety."

by William Shakespeare

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"Alas, poor Yorick I knew him, Horatio a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is my gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now your gambols, your songs your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar Not one now, to mock your own grinning Quite chap-fallen Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come."

by William Shakespeare

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"Alas, poor Yorick I knew him Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy..."

by William Shakespeare

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"Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!"

by William Shakespeare

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