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

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