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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
English dramatist and poet
(1564 - 1616)
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In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at V, i)
        [Quarreling]

Patch grief with proverbs.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato at V, i)
        [Grief]

Sir, your wit ambles well; it goes easily.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at V, i)
        [Wit]

'Tis all men's office to speak patience
  To those that wring under the load of sorrow,
    But no man's virtue nor sufficiency
      To be so moral when he shall endure
        The like himself.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato at V, i)
        [Patience]

If a man do not erect in this age his own tomb ere he dies, he shall live no longer in monument than the bell rings and the widow weeps. . . . an hour in clamor and a quarter in rheum.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at V, ii)
        [Memory]

No, I was not born under a rhyming planet, nor I cannot woo in festival terms.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at V, ii)
        [Wooing]

Therefore it is most expedient for the wise, if Don Worm (his conscience) find no impediment to the contrary, to be the trumpet of his own virtues, as I am to myself.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at V, ii)
        [Virtue]

Thy wit is as quick as the greyhound's mouth--it catches.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at V, ii)
        [Wit]

Done to death by slanderous tongues
  Was the Hero that here lies.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio at V, iii)
        [Slander]

The wolves have preyed, and look, the gentle day,
  Before the wheels of Phoebus, round about
    Dapples the drowsy east with spots of grey.
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Pedro at V, iii)
        [Aurora : Twilight]

Think not on him till to-morrow. I'll devise thee brave punishments for him. Strike up, pipers!
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at V, iv)
        [Books (Last Lines)]

Why, what's the matter
  That you have such a February face,
    So full of frost, of storm, and cloudiness?
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Pedro at V, iv)
        [Face]

Why, what's the matter
  That you have such a February face,
    So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?
      - Much Ado About Nothing (Pedro at V,iv)
        [Face]

I have this while with leaden, thoughts been press'd;
  But I shall, in a more continuate time,
    Strike off this score of absence.
      - Othello [Absence]

Moving accidents by flood and field.
      - Othello [Accident]

Words are words; I never yet did hear,
  That the bruis'd heart was pierced through the ear.
      - Othello [Words]

I confess it is my nature's plague
  To spy into abuses; and, oft, my jealousy
    Shapes faults that are not.
      - Othello (III,iii) [Suspicion]

For I do know the state,
  However this may gall him with some check,
    Cannot with safety cast him; for he's embarked
      With such loud reason to the Cyprus wars,
        Which even now stand in act, that for their souls
          Another of his fathom they have none
            To lead their business; in which regard,
              Though I do hate him as I do hell-pains,
                Yet, for necessity of present life,
                  I must show out a flag and sign of love,
                    Which is indeed but sign.
      - Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at I, i)
        [Hatred]

I follow him, to serve my turn upon him.
      - Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at I, i)
        [Proverbs]

In following him, I follow myself;
  Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty,
    But seeming so, for my peculiar end;
      For when my outward action doth demonstrate
        The native at and figure of my heart
          In compliment extern, 'tis not long after
            But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
              For daws to peck at; I am not what I am.
      - Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at I, i)
        [Heart]

In honest plainness thou hast heard me say
  My daughter is not for thee; and now, in madness,
    Being full of supper and distemp'ring draughts,
      Upon malicious knavery does thou come
        To start my quiet.
      - Othello the Moor of Venice
         (Brabantio at I, i) [Intemperance]

Preferment goes by letter and affection,
  And not by old gradation, where each second
    Stood heir to th's first.
      - Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at I, i)
        [Choice : Proverbs]

Preferment goes by letter and affection.
      - Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at I, i)
        [Choice : Proverbs]

'Tis not long after
  But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve,
    For daws to peck at.
      - Othello the Moor of Venice (Iago at I, i)
        [Proverbs]

Tush, never tell me! I take it much unkindly
  That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse
    As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this.
      - Othello the Moor of Venice
         (Roderigo at I, i) [Books (First Lines)]


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