...But Is It Shakespeare? II

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

Updated Aug 15, 2012

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Brevity is the soul of wit.
The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath.
For mine own part, it was Greek to me.
By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
Age steals away all things, even the mind.
Old age should burn and rave at close of day; rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Physician, heal thyself.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, that has such people in it!
When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
Famous QuoteShakespeare or Not (S or N)Source
O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil!
I am constant as the Northern Star, of whose true fixed and resting quality there is no fellow in the firmament.
If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.
The fool doth think he is wise but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Drink to me only with thine eyes, and I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup, and I'll not look for wine.
O my Luve's like a red, red rose, that's newly sprung in June. O, my Luve's like the melodie, that's sweetly play'd in tune.
The gods help them that help themselves.
With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.
She walks in beauty, like the night; of cloudless climes and starry skies.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Even a fool may be wise after the event.
Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old Time is still a-flying.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

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