William Shakespeare Quotes

Rosalind. I pray you, what is't a' clock? Orlando. You should ask me what time o' day; there's no clock in the forest.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Rosalind and Orlando, in As You Like It, act 3, sc. 2, l. 299-305. Time is measured by clocks in the world of business and the court, not in the forest of Arden.
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You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine, And all for use of that which is mine own.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 3, l. 111-3. "Gaberdine" means loose cape or cloak.
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Unquiet meals make ill digestions.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. The Abbess, in The Comedy of Errors, act 5, sc. 1, l. 74. To Adriana, who has been criticizing her husband.
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The sun of Rome is set. Our day is gone; Clouds, dews, and dangers come; our deeds are done.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Titinius, in Julius Caesar, act 5, sc. 3, l. 63-4. On finding Cassius dead at the battle of Philippi.
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O time, thou must untangle this, not I. It is too hard a knot for me t'untie.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Viola, in Twelfth Night, act 2, sc. 2, l. 40-1. On realizing that Olivia has fallen in love with her, supposing her to be a man (Cesario).
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I think this be the most villainous house in all London road for fleas.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. 2nd Carrier, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 2, sc. 1, l. 14-5. "House" means inn.
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The day frowns more and more.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antigonus, in The Winter's Tale, act 3, sc. 3, l. 54.
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This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators save only he Did that they did in envy of great Caesar. He only, in a general honest thought And common good to all, made one of them.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antony, in Julius Caesar, act 5, sc. 5, l. 68-72. His eulogy of Brutus.
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You dare easier be friends with me than fight with mine enemy.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Beatrice, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 4, sc. 1, l. 298-9. To Benedick, who hesitates at the idea of killing his friend Claudio.
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I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 4, sc. 1, l. 204-7.
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