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Is there no respect of place, persons, nor time in you? -Twelfth Night. Act ii. Sc. 3.


William Shakespeare

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These most brisk and giddy-paced times. -Twelfth Night. Act ii. Sc. 4.
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We will draw the curtain and show you the picture. -Twelfth Night. Act i. Sc. 5.
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Sits the wind in that corner? -Much Ado about Nothing. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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The common curse of mankind,—folly and ignorance. -Troilus and Cressida. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly. -As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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The daintiest last, to make the end most sweet. -King Richard II. Act i. Sc. 3.
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All the learned and authentic fellows. -All 's Well that Ends Well. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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Even at the turning o' the tide. -King Henry V. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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'T is not for gravity to play at cherry-pit with Satan. -Twelfth Night. Act iii. Sc. 4.
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Truth hath a quiet breast. -King Richard II. Act i. Sc. 3.
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Under which king, Bezonian? speak, or die! -King Henry IV. Part II. Act v. Sc. 3.
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I thank you for your voices: thank you: Your most sweet voices. -Coriolanus. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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They say miracles are past. -All 's Well that Ends Well. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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Brain him with his lady's fan. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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As cold as any stone. -King Henry V. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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He is come to open The purple testament of bleeding war. -King Richard II. Act iii. Sc. 3.
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A young man married is a man that 's marr'd. -All 's Well that Ends Well. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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Many a time and oft In the Rialto you have rated me. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.
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O, call back yesterday, bid time return! -King Richard II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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My ventures are not in one bottom trusted, Nor to one place. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 1.
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Young in limbs, in judgment old. -The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 7.
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Even in the force and road of casualty. -The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 9.
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A poor lone woman. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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The ripest fruit first falls. -King Richard II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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In the twinkling of an eye. -The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.
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Let the end try the man. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 2.
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I 'll tickle your catastrophe. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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All that glisters is not gold. -The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 7.
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No more of that, Hal, an thou lovest me! -King Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 4.
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For there is no respect of persons with God.
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Oppress'd with two weak evils, age and hunger. -As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
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A fellow of no mark nor likelihood. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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And my large kingdom for a little grave, A little little grave, an obscure grave. -King Richard II....
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An habitation giddy and unsure Hath he that buildeth on the vulgar heart. -King Henry IV. Part II. ...
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Speak low if you speak love. -Much Ado about Nothing. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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The tongues of dying men Enforce attention like deep harmony. -King Richard II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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He hath eaten me out of house and home. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good terms, In good set terms. -As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
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Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy. -As You Like It. Act iv. Sc. 3.
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In King Cambyses' vein. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 4.
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Three misbegotten knaves in Kendal green. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 4.
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My heart Is true as steel. -A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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True is it that we have seen better days. -As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 7.
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As man's ingratitude.
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And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ;
And seem a...
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Here will be an old abusing of God's patience and the king's English.
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Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
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Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death the memory be green.
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I would forget it fain; But, O, it presses to my memory, like damned guilty deeds to a sinners mind.
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O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feed...
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We burn daylight.
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How comes it, that thou art then estranged from thyself?
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The purest treasure mortal times afford is spotless reputation; that away, men are but gilded loam o...
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I do oppose my patience to his fury, and am arm'd to suffer with a quietness of spirit, the very tyr...
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How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
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A very little thief of occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience.
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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
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The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices
Make instruments to plague us.
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Where nothing wants that want itself doth seek.
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If wishes would prevail with me, my purpose should not fail with me.
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Winter, which, being full of care, makes summer's welcome thrice more wish'd, more rare.
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Lady you bereft me of all words,
Only my blood speaks to you in my veins,
And there is such ...
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In a false quarrel there is no true valour.
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If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
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I hate ingratitude more in a man
than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,
or any taint o...
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If he be so resolved, I can o'ersway him; for he loves to hear That unicorns may be betrayed w...
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Love all, but trust a few.
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Our bodies are our gardens... our wills are our gardeners.
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A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
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It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
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We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep. The Tempest
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The play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.
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To be slow in words is a woman's only virtue.
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Though men can cover crimes with bold stern looks, poor women's faces are their own faults' books.
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Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights:
Yond...
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How hard it is for women to keep counsel!
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Though I want a kingdom, yet in marriage I may not prove inferior to yourself.
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While you live tell truth and shame the devil.
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Truth will come to light ... at the length, the truth will out.
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But 'tis strange and oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, ...
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The whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
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The sands are number'd that make up my life.
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Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
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Call home thy ancient thoughts from banishment.
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Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root that takes the reaso...
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Matter and impertinency mix'd! Reason in madness!
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The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.
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There's little of the melancholy element in her, my lord: she is never sad but when she sleeps; and ...
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He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.
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Share the advice betwixt you; if both gain all The gift doth stretch itself as 'tis receiv'd, ...
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O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last, And careful hours, with Time's deformed hand, ...
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All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and ...
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Praising what is lost
Makes the remembrance dear.
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For aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love ...
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When we are born, we cry, that we are come
To this great stage of fools.
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Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
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Friends, Romans countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
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Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.
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It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be Ere ...
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Stand not upon the order of your going, But go at once.
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Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my life is done.
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If you can look into the seeds of time And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak...
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