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'There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.'
'The wheel is come full circle: I am here.'
'This royal throne of kings, this sceptr'd isle… This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.'
'The fault, dear Brutus, lies not within the stars, but with ourselves...'
'How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!'
'Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.'
'Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?'
'This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.'
'True it is that we have seen better days...'
'Off with his head!'
'Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy...'
'I'll not budge an inch, boy...'
'All that glisters is not gold—Often have you heard that told.'
'Get thee to a nunnery.'
'Why, then the world's mine oyster, which I with sword will open.'
'The better part of valor is discretion.'
'The moon's an arrant thief, and her pale fire she snatches from the sun.'
'To die, to sleep—to sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there's the rub, for in this sleep of death, what dreams may come, when we have shuffled off this mortal coil...'
'Love is blind, and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit.'
'Nothing will come of nothing.'
'Is this a dagger I see before me, the handle toward my hand?'
'If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?'
'The play's the thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.'
'Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.'
'Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.'
'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears...'
'A man can die but once.'
'Why, this is very midsummer madness.'
'Beware the Ides of March!'
'All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players...'
'The lady doth protest too much, methinks.'
'Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest...'
'By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.'
'Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.'
'Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.'
'The worst is not, so long as we can say, 'This is the worst.''
'The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.'
'Frailty, thy name is woman!'
'Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this sun of York...'
'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...'
'The course of true love never did run smooth.'
'A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!'
'These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air...'
'Nothing of him doth fade, but doth suffer a sea-change into something rich and strange...'
'But this denoted a foregone conclusion.'
'You speak of one that loved not wisely, but too well.'
'Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.'
'But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.'
'There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.'
'What light through yonder window breaks?'
'If music be the food of love, play on.'
[Exit, pursued by a bear.]
'To be or not to be: that is the question.'
'I will wear my heart upon my sleeve; for daws to peck at.'
'Parting is such sweet sorrow!'
'The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.'
'What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.'
'It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.'
'Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?'
'I am a man more sinned against than sinning.'
'Lord, what fools these mortals be!'
'Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.'
'I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.'
'Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.'
'Et tu, Brute?'
'My salad days, when I was green in judgment...'
'O brave new world, that has such people in ’t!'
'We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep...'
'Brevity is the soul of wit.'
'Cry 'havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war.'
'Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble!'

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