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To be or not to be, that is the question
- The quote was by Hamlet, who said these words in Shakespeare's Hamlet
III, scene i).
'Never look a gift horse in the mouth'
- St Jerome (342 - 420)
'Why don't you practice what you preach?'
St Jerome (342 - 420)
'What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet'
Romeo and Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2 - William Shakespeare
'The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton'
- Duke of Wellington
'Every man has his price'
- Sir Robert Walpole
'In the future everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes'
- Andy Warhol
'She ran the full gamut of emotions from a to b.'
- Dorothy Parker on Katherine Hepburn in the Lake
'I have a dream.'
- Martin Luther King
'One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.'
- Neil Armstrong
'One can never be too thin or too rich.'
- Duchess of Windsor
'There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.'
- Salvador Dali
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