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William Shakespeare Quotes

Birth Date: 1564-04-26 (Sunday, April 26th, 1564)
Date of Death: 1596-08-11 (Sunday, August 11th, 1596)


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William Shakespeare s play Romeo and Juliet is probably first performed.Sunday, January 29th, 1595
William Shakespeare s The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance.Wednesday, April 23rd, 1597
William Shakespeare s tragedy Othello is presented for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.Monday, November 1st, 1604
William Shakespeare s romantic comedy The Tempest is presented for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.Tuesday, November 1st, 1611


    • All's Well That Ends Well
    • Antony and Cleopatra
    • As You Like It
    • The Comedy of Errors
    • Coriolanus
    • Cymbeline
    • Hamlet
    • Henry IV, Part I
    • Henry IV, Part II
    • Henry V
    • Henry VI, Part II
    • Henry VI, Part III
    • Henry VIII
    • Julius Caesar
    • King John
    • King Lear
    • Love's Labour's Lost
    • Macbeth
    • Measure for Measure
    • The Merchant of Venice
    • The Merry Wives of Windsor
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    • Much Ado About Nothing
    • Othello
    • Pericles, Prince of Tyre
    • Richard II
    • Richard III
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • The Sonnets
    • The Taming of the Shrew
    • The Tempest
    • Titus Andronicus
    • Troilus and Cressida
    • Twelfth Night
    • Two Gentlemen of Verona
    • The Winter's Tale
    • Time's glory is to command contending kings, To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light.
    • On a day-alack the day!- Love, whose month is ever May, Spied a blossom passing fair Playing in the wanton air
    • Crabbed age and youth cannot live together: Youth is full of pleasure, age is full of care
    • I gyve unto my wief my second best bed with the furniture (Modern spelling: I give unto my wife my second best bed with the furniture.)
    • Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear, to dig the dust enclosed here. Blest be the man that spares these stones, And curst be he that moves my bones.
    • Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.
    • But Shakespear's Magick could not copy'd be, Within that Circle none durst walk but he.
    • Nor sequent centuries could hit Orbit and sum of SHAKSPEARE's wit.
    • The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good - in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
    • He was not of an age, but for all time!
    • I never quite despair and I read Shakspeare - indeed I shall I think never read any other Book much [...] I am very near Agreeing with Hazlit that Shakspeare is enough for us.
    • He has left nothing to say about nothing or any thing.
    • At once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement especially in Literature & which Shakespeare posessed so enormously - I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason.
    • Shakespeare led a life of Allegory; his works are the comments on it.
    • Shakespeare is not our poet, but the world's; Therefore on him no speech!
    • When I read Shakespeare I am struck with wonder That such trivial people should muse and thunder In such lovely language.
    • The verbal poetic texture of Shakespeare is the greatest the world has known, and is immensely superior to the structure of his plays as plays.
    • Shakespeare - The nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of God.
    • Last Words in Shakespeare
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