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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
English dramatist and poet
(1564 - 1616)
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Man delights not me--nor woman neither, though, by your smiling you seem to say so.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at II, ii) [Delight]

(Polonius:) What do you read my lord?
  (Hamlet:) Words, words, words.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Polonius & Hamlet at II, ii) [Words]

Slanders, sir, for the satirical rogue says here that old men have grey beards, that their faces are wrinkled, their eyes purging think amber and plum-tree gum, and that they have a plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at II, ii) [Wit]

Still harping on my daughter.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Polonius at II, ii) [Proverbs]

Take this from this, if this be otherwise.
  If circumstances lead me, I will find
    Where truth is hid, though it were hid indeed
      Within the center.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Polonius at II, ii) [Truth]

The play's the thing
  Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at II, ii) [Acting]

The spirit that I have seen
  May be a devil, and the devil hath power
    T' assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps
      Out of my weakness and my melancholy,
        As he is very potent with such spirits,
          Abuses me to damn me.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at II, ii) [Devil]

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at II, ii) [Goodness : Proverbs]

Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
  And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
    I will be brief.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Polonius at II, ii) [Wit]

Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Polonius at II, ii) [Insanity]

Use every man after his desert, and who shall scape whipping?
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at II, ii) [Justice]

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: the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals! And yet to me what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me--nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at II, ii) [Man]

What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba,
  That he should weep for her? What would he do.
    Had he the motive and the cue for passion
      That I have? He would drown the stage with tears. . . .
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at II, ii) [Acting]

Which dreams indeed are ambition, for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Guildenstern at II, ii) [Ambition]

Why, what an ass am I! This is most brave,
  That I, the son of a dear father murdered,
    Prompted to my revenge by heaven and hell,
      Must like a whore unpack my heart with words
        And fall a-cursing like a very drab,
          A stallion! Fie upon't, foh! About, my brains.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at II, ii) [Words]

Words, words, words.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at II, ii) [Proverbial Phrases]

A dream itself is but a shadow.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at II,ii)
        [Dreams]

And I, of ladies most deject and wretched,
  That sucked the honey of his music vows,
    Now see that noble and most sovereign reason
      Like sweet bells jangled, out of time and harsh,
        That unmatched form and feature of blown youth
          Blasted with ecstasy.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Ophelia at III, i) [Bells]

And with them words of so sweet breath composed
  As made the things more rich.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Ophelia at III, i) [Proverbs]

Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, i) [Proverbs]

For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
  Th' 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 th' unworthy takes,
          When he himself might his quietus make
            With a bare bodkin?
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, i) [Merit : Suicide]

God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, i) [Face]

If thou dost marry, I'll give thee this plague for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, i) [Calumny]

It shall be so.
  Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Claudius, King of Denmark at III, i)
        [Insanity]

Let the doors be shut upon him, that he may play the fool nowhere but in's own house.
      - Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at III, i) [Folly]


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