22 Inspirational Quotes by William Shakespeare


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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor; regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language and dramatists. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

William Shakespeare  


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

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This above all: to thine own self be true.

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A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.

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

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One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.

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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

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The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.

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The earth has music for those who listen.

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It is a wise father that knows his own child.

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Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.

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I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.

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

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There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

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I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!

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How far that little candle throws his beams!

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The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

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But love is blind, and lovers cannot see What petty follies they themselves commit.

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A light heart lives long.

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To me, fair friend, you never can be old, For as you were when first your eye I eye'd, Such seems your beauty still.

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A smile cures the wounding of a frown.

William Shakespeare  


Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.

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