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    "Hath not a Jew eyes?" - The Merchant of Venice. I love that entire speech.

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    I love Shakespeare, but this is one of my favorites

    Captain of our fairy band,
    Helena is here at hand;
    And the youth, mistook by me,
    Pleading for a lover's fee.
    Shall we their fond pageant see?
    Lord, what fools these mortals be!
    The character of Puck has always been a favorite of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janesmith View Post
    "Hath not a Jew eyes?" - The Merchant of Venice. I love that entire speech.
    Same

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    OOH! Shakespeare!

    I love Shakespeare! One of my favorites is from Shakespeare's As You Like It:

    "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."

    Obviously I love that quote, since it shows as my signature.
    "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool." As You Like It, William Shakespeare

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    Sometimes I need to remember-

    Come what may, time and the hour run through the roughest day.

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    Lay not that flattering unction to your soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prendrelemick View Post
    This is one of my favourites.

    Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
    Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,
    Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words,
    Remembers me of all his gracious parts,
    Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form;
    Then, have I reason to be fond of grief?

    Was he thinking of young Hamnet ? If so, it is about the only place in all his works where the author speaks as himself.

    I have many more favorite quotes, I'll have a bit of a think
    That whole scene made me cry.

    Also from King John

    "Be great in act, as you have been in thought"

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    England, bound in with the triumphant sea, whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame, with inky blots, and rotten parchment bonds: That England, that was wont to conquer others, hath made a shameful conquest of itself.

    To which I can only add - plus ça change...
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    My all-time favorite line (I think The Fool says it to Lear): Be of good cheer, sir. Our revels are ended.
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    My favorite is from Hamlet. "This all above: Thin own self be true." (Act I, Scene II).

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    Ophelia's mad truth: They say the owl was a baker's daughter. Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.
    And this from a man in a bunny suit.

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    If we shadows have offended,
    Know but this and all is mended.
    That you have but slumbered here,
    While these visions did appear,
    And this weak and idle theme,
    No more yielding, but a dream.

    Midsummer Night's Dream

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    My favorite one :
    “ Doubt thou the stars are fire;
    Doubt that the sun doth move;
    Doubt truth to be a liar;
    But never doubt I love. ”

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    Your FAVORITE quote from Shakespeare!

    Hi,
    Thank you for sharing such nice quotes!
    My favorite one is “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” It inspires me to achieve the goal and do not give up, even when I`m disappointed.
    I found this one list with Shakespeare`s quotes that can change our life as very motivated ones, but his others expressions are also very excited!

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