Top Ten Shakespeare Quotes

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Ahh The Bard, is there anything he couldn't say that isn't gravestone worthy? As he has been heralded as the greatest writer of all time for so many centuries now, the subject of his finest line is much debated and hotly contested. The only rules are, keep it of a reasonable length, and it must have been penned by Shakespeare. So that's sonnets and stage instructions included! The game is afoot, get voting!

The Top Ten

1 All the world‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts. - As You Like It
2 To be, or not to be: that is the question. - Hamlet

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3 Beware the Ides of March. - Julius Caesar
4 Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? - Romeo and Juliet
5 Exit, pursued by a bear - The Winter's Tale
6 A horse! a horse! My kingdom for a horse! - Richard III

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7 Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. - Twelfth Night
8 Nothing will come of nothing. - King Lear
9 What’s in a name? A rose by any name would smell as sweet. - Romeo and Juliet
10 Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. - Julius Caesar

The Contenders

11 Off with his head! Richard III
12 Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. - Sonnet 116
13 The course of true love never did run smooth. - A Midsummer Night's Dream
14 This is very midsummer madness. - Twelfth Night
15 We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. - The Tempest
16 Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. - Julius Caesar
17 Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. - Macbeth
18 Now is the winter of our discontent. - Richard III
19 Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? - Macbeth
20 Full fathom five thy father lies, of his bones are coral made. Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade, but doth suffer a sea-change into something rich and strange. - The Tempest
21 A man can die but once. - Henry IV, Part 2
22 How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child! - King Lear
23 By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap to pluck bright honor from the pale-faced moon, or dive into the bottom of the deep, where fathom-line could never touch the ground, and pluck up drowned honour by the locks. - Henry IV, Part 1
24 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 Merchant of Venice
25 I am one who loved not wisely but too well. - Othello
26 If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottage princes’ palaces. - The Merchant of Venice
27 Get thee to a nunnery. - Hamlet
28 If music be the food of love play on. - Twelfth Night
29 As merry as the day is long. - Much Ado About Nothing
30 To thine own self be true. - Hamlet
31 All that glisters is not gold. - The Merchant of Venice
32 Lord, what fools these mortals be! - A Midsummer Night's Dream
33 Whoever loved that loved not at first sight? - As You Like It
34 There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. - Hamlet
35 Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day. - Macbeth
36 Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. - A Midsummer Night’s Dream
37 The fault, dear Brutus, lies not within the stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. - Julius Caesar
38 Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? - Sonnet 18
39 He doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus; and we petty men walk under his huge legs, and peep about to find ourselves dishonourable graves. - Julius Caesar
40 But, for my own part, it was Greek to me. - Julius Caesar
41 Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. - Hamlet
42 The barge she sat in, like a burnish’d throne, burn’d on the water. - Antony and Cleopatra
43 Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. Henry IV Part 2
44 Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. - The Tempest
45 Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps. - Much Ado About Nothing
46 I cannot tell what the dickens his name is. - The Merry Wives of Windsor
47 We have seen better days. - Timon of Athens
48 I am a man more sinned against than sinning. - King Lear
49 I am a man more sinned against than sinning. - King Lear
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1. Beware the Ides of March. - Julius Caesar
2. All the world‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts. - As You Like It
3. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. - Twelfth Night
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1. To be, or not to be: that is the question. - Hamlet
2. All the world‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts. - As You Like It
3. Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? - Romeo and Juliet
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