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William Shakespeare Quotes

From Popular Shakespeare Plays


Noted playwright William Shakespeare was known as a man with a razor sharp wit. He was brilliant with words that left an echo in the hearts of art lovers all over the world. Read some of the greatest Shakespeare quotes in these pages and you will know what I mean. Even if you are not familiar with Shakespeare's famous plays, the quotes convey a lot of meaning.

Antony and Cleopatra -- Act III, Sc. XIII
He wears the rose
Of youth upon him.

King Lear -- Act III, Sc. IV
I'll talk a word with this same learned Theban.

Othello -- Act V, Sc. II
So sweet was ne'er so fatal.

The Merry Wives of Windsor -- Act I, Sc. III
O base Hungarian wight! wilt thou the spigot wield?

Othello -- Act III, Sc. III
I am declined
Into the vale of years.

King Lear -- Act IV, Sc. I
The worst is not
So long as we can say, "This is the worst."

Antony and Cleopatra -- Act V, Sc. II
I have
Immortal longings in me.

King Lear -- Act III, Sc. II
Tremble, thou wretch,
That hast within thee undivulged crimes,
Unwhipp'd of justice.

The Tempest -- Act II, Sc. II
A very ancient and fish-like smell.

Othello -- Act V, Sc. I
Every way makes my gain.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona -- Act II, Sc. I
O jest unseen, inscrutable, invisible,
As a nose on a man's face, 1 or a weathercock on a steeple.

Othello -- Act V, Sc. II
Man but a rush against Othello's breast,
And he retires.

The Merry Wives of Windsor -- Act IV, Sc. I
Your hearts are mighty, your skins are whole.

Antony and Cleopatra -- Act I, Sc. V
A morsel for a monarch.

King Lear -- Act III, Sc. II
There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass.

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