William Shakespeare Quotes

Peace, Dear nurse of arts, plenties, and joyful births.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Burgundy, in Henry V, act 5, sc. 2, l. 34-5.
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That part of tyranny that I do bear I can shake off at pleasure.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cassius, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 3, l. 99-100. He means by taking his own life.
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All hearts in love use their own tongues. Let every eye negotiate for itself, And trust no agent.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Claudio, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 2, sc. 1, l. 177-9. He thinks Don Pedro has wooed Hero for himself, and not, as he promised, for Claudio.
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I am indeed, sir, a surgeon to old shoes; when they are in great danger I recover them.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cobbler, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 1, l. 23-4. Playing on "recover" as cure and resole.
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I hear as good exclamation on your worship as of any man in the city.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Dogberry, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 3, sc. 5, l. 25-6. Mistaking the word, as usual: "exclamation" means outcry against; he perhaps means "acclamation" in speaking to Leonato, governor of Messina.
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Sorrow and grief of heart Makes him speak fondly like a frantic man.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Earl of Northumberland, in Richard II, act 3, sc. 3, l. 184-5. Reporting the behavior of Richard to Henry Bolingbroke.
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I would to God thou and I knew where a commodity of good names were to be bought.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 1, sc. 2, l. 82-3. To Prince Henry, implying they both have a bad reputation; "commodity" means goods for sale, supply.
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Let go thy hold when a great wheel runs down a hill lest it break thy neck with following; but the great one that goes upward, let him draw thee after.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Fool, in King Lear, act 2, sc. 4, l. 71-4.
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Here is everything advantageous to life.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Gonzalo, in The Tempest, act 2, sc. 1, l. 50. On Prospero's island.
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Angels and ministers of grace defend us!
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 4, l. 39. Exclamation on first seeing his father's ghost.
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