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About William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright.
Shakespeare is considered one of the best English writers of all time. The genres of his plays varied over his life. His early works were either histories, like Richard III and Henry IV, or comedies. Shakepeare is known for creating the style of tragicomedy. A good example of this is his romantic play A Midsummer Night's Dream. His later plays were mostly tragedies like Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and Macbeth. Shakespeare was renowned while he was still alive. His tragedy Julius Caesar was the first play to be performed in the famous Globe Theatre.
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Famous quotes by William Shakespeare
'Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.William Shakespeare
A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.William Shakespeare
A peace is of the nature of a conquest for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.William Shakespeare
Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.William Shakespeare
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.William Shakespeare
An overflow of good converts to bad.William Shakespeare
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.William Shakespeare
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.William Shakespeare
But men are men the best sometimes forget.William Shakespeare
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.William Shakespeare
Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.William Shakespeare
Cowards die many times before their deaths the valiant never taste of death but once.William Shakespeare
Death is a fearful thing.William Shakespeare
Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.William Shakespeare
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land the great ones eat up the little ones.William Shakespeare
For I can raise no money by vile means.William Shakespeare
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.William Shakespeare
God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.William Shakespeare
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.William Shakespeare
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.William Shakespeare
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?William Shakespeare
I bear a charmed life.William Shakespeare
I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!William Shakespeare
I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.William Shakespeare
I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart.William Shakespeare
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.William Shakespeare
I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.William Shakespeare
If music be the food of love, play on.William Shakespeare
If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces.William Shakespeare
If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.William Shakespeare
If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.William Shakespeare
Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.William Shakespeare
In time we hate that which we often fear.William Shakespeare
It is a wise father that knows his own child.William Shakespeare
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.William Shakespeare
Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.William Shakespeare
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.William Shakespeare
Life every man holds dear but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.William Shakespeare
Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.William Shakespeare
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.William Shakespeare
Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!William Shakespeare
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.William Shakespeare
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.William Shakespeare
Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.William Shakespeare
Love is too young to know what conscience is.William Shakespeare
Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.William Shakespeare
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.William Shakespeare
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.William Shakespeare
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.William Shakespeare
Men shut their doors against a setting sun.William Shakespeare
Men's vows are women's traitors!William Shakespeare
Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.William Shakespeare
No, I will be the pattern of all patience I will say nothing.William Shakespeare
Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.William Shakespeare
O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!William Shakespeare
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.William Shakespeare
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.William Shakespeare
Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.William Shakespeare
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.William Shakespeare
Speak low, if you speak love.William Shakespeare
Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well and yet words are not deeds.William Shakespeare
The course of true love never did run smooth.William Shakespeare
The evil that men do lives after them the good is oft interred with their bones.William Shakespeare
The golden age is before us, not behind us.William Shakespeare
The love of heaven makes one heavenly.William Shakespeare
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.William Shakespeare
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.William Shakespeare
The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.William Shakespeare
The valiant never taste of death but once.William Shakespeare
There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.William Shakespeare
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.William Shakespeare
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.William Shakespeare
There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.William Shakespeare
They do not love that do not show their love.William Shakespeare
Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.William Shakespeare
Time and the hour run through the roughest day.William Shakespeare
To do a great right do a little wrong.William Shakespeare
We are time's subjects, and time bids be gone.William Shakespeare
Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.William Shakespeare
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.William Shakespeare
When a father gives to his son, both laugh when a son gives to his father, both cry.William Shakespeare
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.William Shakespeare
When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.William Shakespeare
Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?William Shakespeare
Women may fall when there's no strength in men.William Shakespeare
F.A.Q. about William Shakespeare
When is his birthday?
William Shakespeare's birthday is on April 26, 1564.
In how many days is his birthday?
William's birthday is in 219 days
How old was William when he died?
He was 51 years old.
When did he die?
He died in April 23, 1616.
How old would he be today?
William Shakespeare would be 457 years old if he was alive today.
Where was William from?
He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, UK.
William Shakespeare's Popularity
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