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William Shakespeare
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To say the truth, reason and love keep little company together now-a-days. William Shakespeare
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O comfort-killing Night, image of hell! Dim register and notary of shame! Black stage for tragedies and murders fell! Vast, sin-concealing chaos! nurse of blame! Blind, muffled bawd! dark harbor for defame! Grim cave of death! whispering conspirator With close-tongued treason and the ravisher! William Shakespeare
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A woman moved is like a fountain troubled, Muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty, And while it is so, none so dry or thirsty Will deign to sip or touch one drop of it. William Shakespeare
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Good Gertrude, set some watch over your son. - This grave shall have a living monument. An hour of quiet shortly shall we see; Till then in patience our proceeding be. William Shakespeare
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My lord, they say five moons were seen to-night - Four fixed, and the fifth did whirl about The other four in wondrous motion. William Shakespeare
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The elder of them, being put to nurse, Was by a beggar woman stol'n away And, ignorant of his birth and parentage, Became a bricklayer when he came to age. William Shakespeare
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Women are angels, wooing: Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing: That she beloved knows naught, that knows not this - Men prize the thing ungained more than it is. William Shakespeare
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Which to believe of her must be a faith that reason without miracle shall never plant in me. William Shakespeare
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Myself will straight aboard, and to the state This heavy act with heavy heart relate. William Shakespeare
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The eye sees not itself But by reflection, by some other things. William Shakespeare
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I never saw Such noble fury in so poor a thing, Such precious deeds in one that promised naught But beggary and poor looks. William Shakespeare
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Thou rememb'rest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. William Shakespeare
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O constancy, be strong upon my side, Set a huge mountain 'tween my heart and tongue! I have a man's mind, but a woman's might. William Shakespeare
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Yon gray lines that fret the clouds are messengers of day. William Shakespeare
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No. Leonato, I never tempted her with word too large, But, as brother to his sister, showed Bashful sincerity and comely love. William Shakespeare
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Heaven doth divide The state of man in divers functions, Setting endeavour in continual motion; To which is fix'd, as an aim or butt, Obedience. William Shakespeare
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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. William Shakespeare
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Defect of manners, want of government, Pride, haughtiness, opinion, and disdain; The least of which, haunting a nobleman, Loseth men's hearts, and leaves behind a stain Upon the beauty of all parts besides; Beguiling them of commendation. William Shakespeare
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No blame to be to you, sir, for all was lost, But that the heavens fought. William Shakespeare
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Some sins do bear their privilege on earth, And so doth yours; your fault was not your folly. William Shakespeare
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Thou wrong'st a gentleman who is as far from thy report as thou from honor. William Shakespeare
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I know so. But, gentle Lady Anne, To leave this keen encounter of our wits And fall something into a slower method - Is not the causer of the timeless deaths Of these Plantagenets, Henry and Edward, As blameful as the executioner? William Shakespeare
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The painful warrior famoused for fight, After a thousand victories once foiled, Is from the book of honor rased quite, And all the rest forgot for which he toiled. William Shakespeare
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Who alone suffers suffers most i' th' mind, Leaving free things and happy shows behind; But then the mind much sufferance doth o'erskip When grief hath mates, and bearing fellowship. William Shakespeare
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(Andrew:) I am not such an ass but I can keep my hand dry. But what's your jest? (Maria:) A dry jest, sir. (Andrew:) Are you full of them? (Maria:) Ay, sir, I have them at my fingers' ends. Marry, now I let go your hand, I am barren. William Shakespeare
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Art thou so bare, and full of wretchedness, And fear'st to die? famine is in thy cheeks, Need and oppression starveth in thy eyes, Content and beggary hang upon thy back, The world is not thy friend, nor the world's law. William Shakespeare
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Therefore confess thee freely of thy sin; For to deny each article with oath Cannot remove nor choke the strong conception That I do groan withal. Thou art to die. William Shakespeare
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Good den, Sir Richard!'-'God-a-mercy, fellow'- And if his name be George, I'll call him Peter, For new-made honor doth forget men's names; 'Tis too respective and too sociable For your conversion. William Shakespeare
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O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night As a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear - Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear! William Shakespeare
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O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem By that sweet ornament which truth doth give: The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem For that sweet odor which doth in it live. William Shakespeare
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Slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword; whose tongue Out-venoms all the worms of Nile; whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world: kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters. William Shakespeare
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If our betters play at that game, we must not dare To imitate them; faults that are rich are fair. William Shakespeare
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Tut, tut, my lord! we will not stand to prate; Talkers are no good doers. Be assured: We go to use our hands, and not our tongues. William Shakespeare
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Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say Behold! The jaws of darkness do devour it up. William Shakespeare
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O villainous! I have looked upon the world for four times seven years; and since I could distinguish betwixt a benefit and an injury, I never found man that knew how to love himself. William Shakespeare
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I prythee, take the cork out of thy mouth that I may drink thy tidings. William Shakespeare
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What, will the line stretch out to th' crack of doom? William Shakespeare
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But ere we could arrive the point proposed, Caesar cried, 'Help me, Cassius, or I sink! William Shakespeare
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That's a deep story of a deeper love, For he was more than over shoes in love. William Shakespeare
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Now, ere the sun advance his burning eye, The day to cheer, and night's dank dew to dry. William Shakespeare
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Why, our battalia trebles that account: Besides, the king's name is a tower of strength, Which they upon the adverse faction want. William Shakespeare
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Friends, I owe more tears to this dead man than you shall see me pay. William Shakespeare
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So, on your patience evermore attending, New joy wait on you! Here our play has ending. William Shakespeare
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All this I see; and I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man. But art not thou thyself giddy with the fashion too, that thou hast shifted out of thy tale into telling me of the fashion? William Shakespeare
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Alas, ala: Why, all the souls that were were forfeit once, And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy. William Shakespeare
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Look, here's the warrant, Claudio, for thy death. 'Tis now dead midnight, and by eight to-morrow Thou must be made immortal. William Shakespeare
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It is silliness to live when to live is torment; and then have we a prescription to die when death is our physician. William Shakespeare
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We cannot hold mortality's strong hand. Good lords, although my will to give is living, The suit which you demand is gone and dead. He tells us Arthur is deceased to-might. William Shakespeare
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But that our feasts In every mess have folly, and the feeders Digest it with a custom, I should blush To see you so attired, swoon, I think, To show myself a glass. William Shakespeare
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In nature there's no blemish but the mind; None can be called deformed but the unkind. William Shakespeare
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Let not our babbling dreams affright our souls; Conscience is but a work that cowards use, Devised at first to keep the strong in awe: Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law! William Shakespeare
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I am ill at reckoning; it fits the spirit of a tapster. William Shakespeare
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He plays o' th' viol-de-gamboys, and speaks three or four languages word for word without book, and hath all the good gifts of nature. William Shakespeare
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Go with me, like good angels, to my end; And, as the long divorce of steel falls on me Make of your prayers one sweet sacrifice, And lift my soul to heaven. William Shakespeare
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The chariest maid is prodigal enough If she unmask her beauty to the moon. Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes. The canker galls the infants of the spring Too oft before their buttons be disclosed, And in the morn and liquid dew of youth Contagious blastments are most imminent. William Shakespeare
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(Gloucester:) Were it not good your grace could fly to heaven? (King Henry:) The treasury of everlasting joy. William Shakespeare
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When remedies are past, the griefs are ended By seeing the worst, which late on hopes depended. William Shakespeare
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So man and man should be, But clay and clay differs in dignity, Whose dust is both alike. William Shakespeare
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Thersites's body is as good as Ajax's when neither are alive. William Shakespeare
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O, she is fallen Into a pit of ink, that the wide sea Hath drops too few to wash her clean again. William Shakespeare
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Sir, she can turn, and turn, and yet go on, And turn again. William Shakespeare
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The cowslips tall her pensioners be. In their gold coats spots you see: Those be rubies, fairy favors; In those freckles live their savors. William Shakespeare
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Tell me, my daughters (Since now we will divest us both of rule, Interest of territory, cares of state), Which of you shall we say doth love us most, That our largest bounty may extend Where nature doth with merit challenge. William Shakespeare
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The sun is in the heaven, and the proud day, Attended with the pleasures of the world, Is all too wanton and too full of gawds To give me audience. William Shakespeare
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And there at Venice gave His body to that pleasant country's earth, And his pure soul unto his captain Christ, Under whose colours he had fought so long. William Shakespeare
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Hold, there is the very remuneration I had of thy master, thou halfpenny purse of wit, thou pigeon-egg of discretion. William Shakespeare
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If ever you have looked on better days, if ever been where bells have knolled to church, if ever sat at any good man's feast, if ever from your eyelids wiped a tear and know what 'tis to pity and be pitied, let gentleness my strong enforcement sue. William Shakespeare
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O, how thy worth with manners may I sing When thou art all the better part of me? What can mine own praise to mine own self bring, And what is't but mine own when I praise thee? William Shakespeare
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Stealing her soul with many vows of faith; And ne'er a true one. William Shakespeare
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Who rises from a feast with that keen appetite that be sits down? William Shakespeare
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