...But Is It Shakespeare?

Random Literature or author Quiz

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

Updated Jun 23, 2012

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

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments