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'All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players...'
'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?'
'I am a man more sinned against than sinning.'
'Frailty, thy name is woman!'
'A man can die but once.'
'The course of true love never did run smooth.'
'You speak of one that loved not wisely, but too well.'
'What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.'
'All that glisters is not gold—Often have you heard that told.'
'There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.'
'To be or not to be: that is the question.'
'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.'
'Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.'
'The better part of valor is discretion.'
'My salad days, when I was green in judgment...'
'I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.'
'We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep...'
'Nothing will come of nothing.'
'Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.'
'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...'
'If music be the food of love, play on.'
'Get thee to a nunnery.'
'This royal throne of kings, this sceptr'd isle… This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.'
'The moon's an arrant thief, and her pale fire she snatches from the sun.'
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'The play's the thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.'
'Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy...'
'Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.'
'A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!'
'Brevity is the soul of wit.'
'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...'
'What light through yonder window breaks?'
'Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.'
'True it is that we have seen better days...'
'Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?'
'Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest...'
'By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.'
'Off with his head!'
'The worst is not, so long as we can say, 'This is the worst.''
'There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.'
'Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.'
'I will wear my heart upon my sleeve; for daws to peck at.'
'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.'
'Love is blind, and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit.'
[Exit, pursued by a bear.]
'The lady doth protest too much, methinks.'
'Cry 'havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war.'
'O brave new world, that has such people in ’t!'
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'Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble!'
'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears...'
'I'll not budge an inch, boy...'
'The fault, dear Brutus, lies not within the stars, but with ourselves...'
'But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.'
'Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.'
'It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.'
'Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this sun of York...'
'The wheel is come full circle: I am here.'
'Et tu, Brute?'
'Why, then the world's mine oyster, which I with sword will open.'
'Beware the Ides of March!'
'Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?'
'These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air...'
'The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.'
'But this denoted a foregone conclusion.'
'Why, this is very midsummer madness.'
'Parting is such sweet sorrow!'
'Is this a dagger I see before me, the handle toward my hand?'
'The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.'
'Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.'
'Nothing of him doth fade, but doth suffer a sea-change into something rich and strange...'
'How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!'

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