...But Is It Shakespeare?

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

Featured Sep 8, 2011

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

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