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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Greatest English dramatist & poet [more author details]
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Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny. Get thee to a nunnery, go.
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 1
I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 1
O, woe is me,
To have seen what I have seen, see what I see!
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 1
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep:
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. 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;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 1
Hamlet: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?
Polonius: By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.
Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel.
Polonius: It is backed like a weasel.
Hamlet: Or like a whale?
Polonius: Very like a whale.
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 2
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 2
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 3
O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven;
It hath the primal eldest curse upon 't,
A brother's murder.
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 3
For 'tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoist with his own petard...
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 4
I must be cruel, only to be kind:
Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 4
So full of artless jealousy is guilt,
It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 4 scene 5
Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now; your gambols, your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? Quite chap-fallen? Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come.
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 5 scene 1
A hit, a very palpable hit.
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 5 scene 2
Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince:
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 5 scene 2
The rest is silence.
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William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 5 scene 2
Beware the ides of March.
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William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 1 scene 2
But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.
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William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 1 scene 2
Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights:
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look;
He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.
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William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 1 scene 2
Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.
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William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 2 scene 2
Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war.
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William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 3 scene 1
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