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William Shakespeare Quotes

For a noble heart, the most precious gift becomes poor, when the giver stops loving.
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I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.

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And it is very much lamented, ...
That you have no such mirrors as will turn
Your hidden worthiness into your eye
That you might see your shadow.

— William Shakespeare

O, she's warm!
If this be magic, let it be an art
Lawful as eating.

— William Shakespeare

All love's pleasure shall not match its woe.

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But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes,
Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial fuel,
Making a famine where abundance lies,
Thyself thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel.

— William Shakespeare

Lorenzo: In such a night stood Dido with a willow in her hand upon the wild sea-banks, and waft her love to come again to Carthage
Jessica: In such a night Medea gathered the enchanted herbs that did renew old Aeson.
Lorenzo: In such a night did Jessica steal from the wealthy Jew, and with an unthrift love did run from Venice, as far as Belmont.
Jessica: In such a night did young Lorenzo swear he lov'd her well, stealing her soul with many vows of faith, and ne'er a true one.
Lorenzo: In such a night did pretty Jessica (like a little shrow) slander her love, and he forgave it her.
Jessica: I would out-night you, did nobody come; but hark, I hear the footing of a man.

— William Shakespeare

Action.-Soft you

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Let me be boiled to death with melancholy.

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I am wealthy in my friends.

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Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to none. This above all: to thine own self be true. No legacy is so rich as honesty. Brevity is the soul of wit

— William Shakespeare

Now no way can I stray;
Save back to England, all the world's my way.

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We came into the world like brother and brother, And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.

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He hath eaten me out of house and home.

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I cannot do it without comp[u]ters.

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Wisely, I say, I am a bachelor.

— William Shakespeare

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