William Shakespeare Quotes

I see my reputation is at stake, My fame is shrewdly gored.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Achilles, in Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 3, l. 227. Shrewdly gored = badly wounded; responding to Ulysses.
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Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antonio, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 1, l. 51. On the strange eccentricities of human behavior.
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Past and to come seems best; things present, worst.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Archbishop of York, in Henry IV, Part 2, act 1, sc. 3, l. 108. Everything seems to be at its worst for the rebels.
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How hard it is to hide the sparks of nature!
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Belarius, in Cymbeline, act 3, sc. 3, l. 79. Seeing the innate nobility of the king's sons, living with him in exile.
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Brutus. Now, as you are a Roman, tell me true. Messala. Then like a Roman bear the truth I tell, For certain she is dead, and by strange manner. Brutus. Why, farewell, Portia. We must die, Messala.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Brutus and Messala, in Julius Caesar, act 4, sc. 3, l. 187-90. Brutus's stoic response to the news of the death of his wife.
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It seems to me most strange that men should fear, Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Caesar, in Julius Caesar, act 2, sc. 2, l. 35-7. The idea the nothing is more certain than death, and nothing more uncertain than the time it will come, is proverbial.
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Three parts of him Is ours already, and the man entire Upon the next encounter yields him ours.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cassius, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 3, l. 154-6. Using devious means to win the support of Brutus.
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There lives within the very flame of love A kind of wick or snuff that will abate it.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Claudius, in Hamlet, act 4, sc. 7, l. 114-5. "Snuff" means charred portion of the wick.
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I know the more one sickens the worse at ease he is.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Corin, in As You Like It, act 3, sc. 2, l. 23-4. On the basic facts of life.
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Any bar, any cross, any impediment will be medicinable to me.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Don John, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 2, sc. 2, l. 4-5. Hoping to prevent by any means the marriage of Claudio and Hero; any obstacle will do him good ("be medicinable").
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