Q – William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616 was an English poet, playwright and actor. He is often called the ‘Bard of Avon’ and is considered to be the greatest dramatist of all time.

 

‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet’

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‘If music be the food of love, play on’

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‘We know what we are, but know not what we may be’

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‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them’

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‘A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool’

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‘It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves’

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‘Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none’

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‘The course of true love never did run smooth’

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‘Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once’

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‘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’

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‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so’

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‘A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!’

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‘Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow’

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‘Hell is empty and all the devils are here’

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‘Better three hours too soon that a minute too late’

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‘Now is the winter of our discontent’

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‘If your prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?’

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‘Nothing will come of nothing’

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‘Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him’

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‘How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child’

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‘Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble’

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‘Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires’

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