William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". 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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Neither a borrower nor a lender be.

'Tis not enough to help the feeble up but to support them after.

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.

Listen to many, speak to a few.

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

There's not a note of mine that's worth the noting.

'Tis better to bear the ills we have, than fly to others that we know not of.

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

'Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.

For my part, it was Greek to me.

The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief.

Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving, how express and admirable in action, how like an angel in apprehension, how like a god.

What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.

The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.

Ignorance is the curse of God, knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.

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