William Shakespeare Quotes

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William Shakespeare

So true a fool is love that in your will,
Though you do anything, he thinks no ill. (Sonnet 57)
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When we have match'd out rackets to these balls,
We wll, in France, by God's grace play a set. [Henry V]
William Shakespeare quote

Come leave your tears: a brief farewell.
The beast with many heads butts me away [Coriolanus]
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The time of life is short; to spend that shortness basely were too long.
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There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest, For I did dream of money-bags tonight.
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For precious friends hid in death's dateless night.
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Fight till the last gasp.
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Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow
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The most famous English playwright of all time, 1564 - 1616. He wrote a large number of plays in different genres, such as comedies, tragedies, histories and of course romances. Some of his work is still regularly studied in classrooms to this day so his influence is enduring; for instance Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth are still commonly studied. His longest play was Hamlet which many consider to be the greatest play of all time. His influence on the English language was immense with a surprisingly high number of words tracing their origin to his work, as indeed do many phrases. His mind was clearly very productive and his command for story telling and commenting on humans and humanity meant his stories have reached through the ages even if the language now is difficult to understand. For many he is the greatest writer that has ever lived.
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