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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE


ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

"Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety: other women cloy
The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry
Where most she satisfies."


AS YOU LIKE IT

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages."


HAMLET

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy..."

"Angels and ministers of grace defend us.
Be thou a spirit of health, or goblin damned,
Bring with thee airs from heaven, or blasts from hell,
Be thy intents wicked, or charitable,
Thou com'st in such a questionable shape,
That I will speak to thee."

"To die, to sleep --
To sleep, perchance to dream, ay there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause; there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life."


JULIUS CAESAR

"He was my friend, faithful, and just to me;
But Brutus says, he was ambitious,
And Brutus is an honorable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome,
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill.
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept.
Ambition should me made of sterner stuff,
Yet Brutus says, he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honorable man."


KING HENRY IV

"Oh, thou hast a damnable iteration, and art indeed able to corrupt a saint. Thou hast done much harm upon me Hal, God forgive thee for it. Before I knew thee Hal, I knew nothing and now am I, if a mans hould speak truly, little better than one of the wicked."


KING HENRY VI

"Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night!"

"Fight till the last gasp."

"Unbidden guests
Are often welcomest when they are gone."

"Between two hawks, which flies the higher pitch;
Between two dogs, which hat the deeper mouth;
Between two blades, which bears the better temper;
Between two horses, which doth bear him best;
Between two girls, which hat the meriest eye;
I have, perhaps, some shallow spirit of judgment;
But in these nice sharp qillets of the law,
Good faith, I am no wiser than a daw."


KING LEAR

"As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods;
They kill us for their sport."


KING RICHARD III

"But then I sigh, and with a piece of scripture,
Tell them that God bids us do good for evil.
And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With odd old ends stolen forth of holy writ,
And seem I a saint, when most I play the Devil."

"Was ever woman in this humor woo'd?
Was ever woman in this humor won?"

"Lord, Lord! methought, what pain it was to drown:
What dreadful noise of waters in mine ears!
What ugly sights of death within mine eyes!
Methought I saw a thousand fearful wracks;
A thousand men that fishes gnaw upon."

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

"Study is like the heaven's glorious sun,
That will not be deep-search'd with saucy looks;
Small have continual plodders ever won,
Save base authority from others' books.
THese earthly godfathers of heaven's lights
That give a name to every fixed star,
Have no more profit of their shining nights
Than those that walk and wot not what they are."

"At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's newfangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows."

ROMEO AND JULIET

"A pair of star-cross'd lovers."

"One fire burns out another's burning,
One pain is lessen'd by another's anguish."

"My only love sprung from my only hate!
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!"

"He jests at scars, that never felt a wound.
But, soft! what light throughyonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!"

"O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father, and refuse they name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet."

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

"For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

"There's small choice in rotten apples."

"I must dance barefoot on her wedding day,
And, for your love to her, lead apes in hell."

"Asses are made to bear, and so are you."

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

"O! how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day!"

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