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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
English dramatist and poet
(1564 - 1616)
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A victory is twice itself when the achiever brings home full numbers.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato at I, i)
        [Victory]

He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion. He hath indeed bettered expectation than you must expect of me to tell you how.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Messenger at I, i)
        [Courage : Expectation]

He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat; it ever changes with the next block.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice at I, i)
        [Hatters]

I learn in this letter that Don Pedro of Arragon comes this night to Messina.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato at I, i)
        [Books (First Lines)]

In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Pedro at I, i)
        [Education]

(Leonato:) Did he break into tears?
  (Messenger:) In great measure.
    (Leonato:) A kind overflow of kindness. There are no faces truer than those that are so washed. How much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping!
      - Much Ado About Nothing
         (Leonato & Messenger at I, i) [Tears]

(Leonato:) You will never run mad, niece.
  (Beatrice:) No, not till a hot January.
      - Much Ado About Nothing
         (Leonato & Beatrice at I, i) [Insanity]

There's her cousin, an she were not possessed with a fury, exceeds her as much in beauty as the first of May doth the last of December.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at I, i)
        [May]

Would the cook were o' my mind!
      - Much Ado About Nothing (John at I, iii)
        [Cookery]

For the heavens, he shows me where the bachelors sit, and there live we as merry as the day is long.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice at II, i)
        [Merriment]

Friendship is constant in all other things
  Save in the office and affairs of love.
    Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues;
      Let every eye negotiate for itself
        And trust no agent; for beauty is a witch
          Against whose charms faith melteth into blood.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio at II, i)
        [Friendship : Love : Trust]

He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man; and he that is more than a youth is not for me; and he that is less than a man, I am not for him.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice at II, i)
        [Youth]

I have a good eye, uncle; I can see a church by daylight.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice at II, i)
        [Eyes]

I would not marry her though she were endowed with all that Adam had left him before he transgressed. She would have made Hercules have turned spit, yea, and have cleft his club to make the fire too. Come, talk not of her. You shall find her the infernal Ate in good apparel. I would to God some scholar would conjure her, for certainly, while she is here, a man may live as quiet in hell as in a sanctuary; and people sin upon purpose, because they would go thither; so indeed all disquiet, horror, and perturbation follows her.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at II, i)
        [Matrimony]

Let every eye negotiate for itself
  And trust no agent.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio at II, i)
        [Love : Proverbs]

Not till God make men of some other metal than earth. Would it not grieve a woman to be overmastered with a piece of valiant dust? to make an account of her life to a clod of wayward marl?
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice at II, i)
        [Women]

(Pedro:) In faith, lady, you have a merry heart.
  (Beatrice:) Yea, my lord; I thank it, poor fool, it keeps on the windy side of care.
      - Much Ado About Nothing
         (Pedro & Beatrice at II, i) [Merriment]

(Pedro:) Your silence most offends me, and to be merry best becomes you for out o' question you were born in a merry hour.
  (Beatrice:) No, sure, my lord, my mother cried; but then there was a star danced, and under that was I born.
      - Much Ado About Nothing
         (Pedro & Beatrice at II, i) [Merriment]

She speaks poniards, and every word stabs. If her breath were as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the North Star. I would not marry her though she were endowed with all that Adam had left him before he transgressed.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at II, i)
        [Speech : Women]

She would have made Hercules have turned spit, yea, and have cleft his club to make the fire too.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at II, i)
        [Cookery]

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio at II, i)
        [Silence]

Speak low if you speak love.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Pedro at II, i)
        [Love]

Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues;
  Let every eye negotiate for itself
    And trust no agent; for beauty is a witch
      Against whose charms faith melteth into blood.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio at II, i)
        [Beauty]

Time goes on crutches till Love have all his rites.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio at II, i)
        [Time]

Why, that's spoken like an honest drovier. So they sell bullocks.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at II, i)
        [Butchering]


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