...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?

Updated Jun 23, 2012

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

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