...But Is It Shakespeare?

Random Literature or Literary Character Quiz

Can you name the source of each famous quote below—whether or not it is from Shakespeare?

Updated Jun 23, 2012

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Famous QuoteS or N?Source
Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.
Lord, what fools these mortals be!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
Then must you speak of one that loved not wisely but too well.
Some are born great; some achieve greatness; and some have greatness thrust upon them.
The Devil can cite scripture for his purpose.
He will give the devil his due.
What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty'—that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
A fool and his money is soon parted.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Famous QuoteS or N?Source
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
Where are all the good men dead? In the heart, or in the head?
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
'Tis absence, however, that makes the heart grow fonder.
The better part of valour is discretion.
Their's not to reason why, their's but to do and die.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
All that glisters is not gold.
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
For ye suffer fooles gladly, seeing ye your selves are wise.
'Tis the sport to have the enginer hoist with his own petard.

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