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William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 to John and Mary Shakespeare. He was baptized on April 26th. He had two older sisters, Joan and Judith. His father was a glove maker and wool merchant. The family lived in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Growing up, William attended the local grammar school where he learned Latin and some Greek. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway who was 26 years old at the time. They had three children: Susanna, Hamnet, and Judith. Hamnet died when he was only 11 years old. In 1592, Shakespeare joined an acting company called The Lord Chamberlain’s Men which later became The King’s Men.

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About William Shakespeare

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Born:
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

birth of the author

Baptised:
26 April 1564

death of the author

Died:
23 April 1616

occupation of the author

Occupation:
Playwright, Poet, Actor

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Years Active:
C. 1585-1613

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Era:
Elizabethan, Jacobean

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Movement:
English Renaissance

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE QUOTES ON SWEET

Enough no more; Tis not so sweet now as it was before. β€” William Shakespeare

The daintiest last, to make the end most sweet. β€” William Shakespeare

The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet. β€” William Shakespeare

True friendship is always a sweet responsible, never an opportunity. β€” William Shakespeare

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Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty. β€” William Shakespeare

What drink’st thou oft, instead of homage sweet, But poisoned flattery? β€” William Shakespeare

Good hay, sweet hay, hath no fellow. β€” William Shakespeare

So musical a discord, such sweet thunder. β€” William Shakespeare

Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge. β€” William Shakespeare

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The last taste of sweets is sweetest last. β€” William Shakespeare

What early tongue so sweet saluteth me? β€” William Shakespeare

I am never merry when I hear sweet music. β€” William Shakespeare

Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy. β€” William Shakespeare

Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy. β€” William Shakespeare

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Weep not, sweet queen, for trickling tears are vain. β€” William Shakespeare

But here’s the joy: my friend and I are one, Sweet flattery! β€” William Shakespeare

Adversity’s sweet milk, philosophy. β€” William Shakespeare

What was Shakespeare’s family like?

Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, when he was 18. They had three children: Susanna and twins Judith and Hamnet.
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Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour. β€” William Shakespeare

Sweets grown common lose their dear delight. β€” William Shakespeare

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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. β€” William Shakespeare

Sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste. β€” William Shakespeare

Their savage eyes turned to a modest gaze by the sweet power of music. β€” William Shakespeare

The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness. β€” William Shakespeare

Sweetest nut hath sourest rind. β€” William Shakespeare

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE QUOTES ON LIFE

Life… is a paradise to what we know of death. β€” William Shakespeare

I see a man’s life is a tedious one. β€” William Shakespeare

The sands are number’d that make up my life. β€” William Shakespeare

I am sure care’s an enemy to life. β€” William Shakespeare

There is a history in all men’s lives. β€” William Shakespeare

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Like madness, is the glory of this life. β€” William Shakespeare

Let life be short, else shame will be too long. β€” William Shakespeare

Beauty lives with kindness. β€” William Shakespeare

Loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud. β€” William Shakespeare

My desolation does begin to make A better life. β€” William Shakespeare

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But thought’s the slave of life, and life time’s fool. β€” William Shakespeare

Heaven–the treasury of everlasting life. β€” William Shakespeare

I say, without characters, fame lives long. β€” William Shakespeare

Our holy lives must win a new world’s crown. β€” William Shakespeare

My way of life Is fall’n into the sear and yellow leaf. β€” William Shakespeare

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Even through the hollow eyes of death I spy life peering. β€” William Shakespeare

I bear a charmed life. β€” William Shakespeare

My life, my joy, my food, my ail the world! β€” William Shakespeare

Do thou amend thy face, and I’ll amend my life. β€” William Shakespeare

Nothing in his life became him like leaving it. β€” William Shakespeare

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He lives in fame that died in virtue’s cause. β€” William Shakespeare

A light heart lives long. β€” William Shakespeare

In scorn of nature, art gave lifeless life. β€” William Shakespeare

The object of Art is to give life a shape. β€” William Shakespeare

Madness in great ones must not unwatched go. β€” William Shakespeare

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE QUOTES ON FAIR

Speak me fair in death. β€” William Shakespeare

What the vengeance, could he not speak ’em fair? β€” William Shakespeare

How many sonnets did Shakespeare write?

Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets.

The most famous include Sonnet 18, with opening lines “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”, and Sonnet 130, which begins “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun.

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Speak, my fair, and fairly, I pray thee. β€” William Shakespeare

Virtuous and fair, royal and gracious. β€” William Shakespeare

In truth, fair Montague, I am too fond. β€” William Shakespeare

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Good morning to you, fair and gracious daughter. β€” William Shakespeare

Farewell, fair cruelty. β€” William Shakespeare

Fair, kind, and true, have often lived alone. β€” William Shakespeare

Fair is foul, and foul is fair. β€” William Shakespeare

Faults that are rich are fair. β€” William Shakespeare

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Sir, he’s a good dog, and a fair dog. β€” William Shakespeare

I like not fair terms and a villain’s mind. β€” William Shakespeare

The hand that hath made you fair hath made you good. β€” William Shakespeare

Not an angel of the air, Bird melodious or bird fair, Be absent hence! β€” William Shakespeare

Fair is foul, and foul is fair, hover through fog and filthy air. β€” William Shakespeare

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The arms are fair, When the intent of bearing them is just. β€” William Shakespeare

Fair thoughts and happy hours attend on you. β€” William Shakespeare

Is she not passing fair? β€” William Shakespeare

There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass. β€” William Shakespeare

How did Shakespeare die?

The cause of Shakespeare’s death is unknown.

However, the vicar of the local church wrote in his journal some fifty years later that “Shakespeare, Drayton, and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting, and it seems drank too hard; for Shakespeare died of a fever there contracted.

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So foul and fair a day I have not seen. β€” William Shakespeare

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It hurts not the tongue to give fair words. β€” William Shakespeare

Though i am not naturally honest, i am so sometimes by chance. β€” William Shakespeare

Where I could not be honest, I never yet was valiant. β€” William Shakespeare

If she be not honest, chaste, and true, there’s no man happy. β€” William Shakespeare

Though it be honest, it is never good to bring bad news. β€” William Shakespeare

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE QUOTES ABOUT TIME

In time we hate that which we often fear. β€” William Shakespeare

To beguile the time, look like the time. β€” William Shakespeare

The clock upbraids me with the waste of time. β€” William Shakespeare

Old Time the clock–setter. β€” William Shakespeare

Time … thou ceaseless lackey to eternity. β€” William Shakespeare

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Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss. β€” William Shakespeare

Time is the nurse and breeder of all good. β€” William Shakespeare

Let every man be master of his time. β€” William Shakespeare

How long a time lies in one little word? β€” William Shakespeare

The whirligig of time brings in his revenges. β€” William Shakespeare

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I wasted tIme, and now doth tIme waste me. β€” William Shakespeare

Why is Shakespeare still important today?

Shakespeare remains vital because his plays present people and situations that we recognize today.

His characters have an emotional reality that transcends time, and his plays depict familiar experiences, ranging from family squabbles to falling in love to war.

The fact that his plays are performed and adapted around the world underscores the universal appeal of his storytelling.
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The time is out of joint. β€” William Shakespeare

What else may hap, to time I will commit. β€” William Shakespeare

We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone. β€” William Shakespeare

Make use of time, let not advantage slip. β€” William Shakespeare

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Time is the king of men. β€” William Shakespeare

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Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends. β€” William Shakespeare

In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke. β€” William Shakespeare

We see which way the stream of time doth run. β€” William Shakespeare

One man in his time plays many parts. β€” William Shakespeare

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Conscience is a thousand swords. β€” William Shakespeare

Ay me! sad hours seem long. β€” William Shakespeare

What sadness lengthens Romeo’s hours? β€” William Shakespeare

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE QUOTES ON HEAVEN

Can we outrun the heavens? β€” William Shakespeare

There’s husbandry in heaven; Their candles are all out. β€” William Shakespeare

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Do as the heavens have done, forget your evil; With them forgive yourself. β€” William Shakespeare

O heaven! were man, But constant, he were perfect. β€” William Shakespeare

Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell. β€” William Shakespeare

By heaven, I’ll make a ghost of him that lets me. β€” William Shakespeare

O all you host of heaven! O earth! What else? And shall I couple Hell? β€” William Shakespeare

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What should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven? β€” William Shakespeare

A heaven on earth I have won by wooing thee. β€” William Shakespeare

Are there no stones in heaven But what serves for thunder? β€” William Shakespeare

And how his audit stands who knows, save Heaven? β€” William Shakespeare

A high hope for a low heaven: God grant us patience! β€” William Shakespeare

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The plants look up to heaven, from whence they have their nourishment. β€” William Shakespeare

The moon, like to a silver bow new bent in heaven. β€” William Shakespeare

Heaven is above all yet; there sits a judge, That no king can corrupt. β€” William Shakespeare

Patch up thine old body for heaven. β€” William Shakespeare

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention! β€” William Shakespeare

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Ay, Much is the force of heaven–bred poesy. β€” William Shakespeare

Words without thoughts never to heaven go. β€” William Shakespeare

Hung be the heavens with black! Yield, day, to night! β€” William Shakespeare

Heaven give you many, many merry days. β€” William Shakespeare

This look of thine will hurl my soul from heaven. β€” William Shakespeare

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Heaven take my soul, and England keep my bones! β€” William Shakespeare

The force of his own merit makes his way–a gift that heaven gives for him. β€” William Shakespeare

Methought I was enamour’d of an ass. β€” William Shakespeare

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE QUOTES ABOUT THE WORLD

There is a world elsewhere. β€” William Shakespeare

The world must be peopled! β€” William Shakespeare

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O brave new world, that has such people in’t! β€” William Shakespeare

O world, how apt the poor are to be proud! β€” William Shakespeare

There’s nothing in this world can make me joy. β€” William Shakespeare

Be patient, for the world is broad and wide. β€” William Shakespeare

Marriage is] a world–without–end bargain. β€” William Shakespeare

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I would not wish any companion in the world but you. β€” William Shakespeare

The sun with one eye vieweth all the world. β€” William Shakespeare

I swear again, I would not be a queen For all the world. β€” William Shakespeare

Fortune reigns in gifts of the world. β€” William Shakespeare

So get the start of the majestic world And bear the palm alone. β€” William Shakespeare

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All the world is a stage and we are merely players. β€” William Shakespeare

The world is not thy friend, nor the world’s law.–Romeo β€” William Shakespeare

These flowers are like the pleasures of the world. β€” William Shakespeare

Lord, Lord, how this world is given to lying! β€” William Shakespeare

I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano! β€” William Shakespeare

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She gave me for my pains a world of sighs. β€” William Shakespeare

O, how full of briers is this working–day world! β€” William Shakespeare

He that is giddy thinks the world turns round. β€” William Shakespeare

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. β€” William Shakespeare

And nature must obey necessity. β€” William Shakespeare

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Allow not nature more than nature needs. β€” William Shakespeare

Nature does require her times of preservation. β€” William Shakespeare

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE QUOTES RELATED TO THE HEART

Can I go forward when my heart is here? β€” William Shakespeare

A good heart ‘is worth gold. β€” William Shakespeare

Weep I cannot; But my heart bleeds. β€” William Shakespeare

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Your hearts are mighty, your skins are whole. β€” William Shakespeare

My heart suspects more than mine eye can see. β€” William Shakespeare

All offences come from the heart. β€” William Shakespeare

O madam, my old heart is cracked, it’s cracked! β€” William Shakespeare

Blessings of your heart, you brew good ale. β€” William Shakespeare

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Mine eyes are full of tears, my heart of grief. β€” William Shakespeare

O tiger’s heart wrapped in a woman’s hide! β€” William Shakespeare

My heart is ever at your service. β€” William Shakespeare

Knit your hearts with an unslipping knot. β€” William Shakespeare

Ah me, how weak a thing The heart of woman is! β€” William Shakespeare

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Faint heart never won fair maid. β€” William Shakespeare

The head is not more native to the heart. β€” William Shakespeare

These words are razors to my wounded heart. β€” William Shakespeare

A heavy heart bears not a nimble tongue. β€” William Shakespeare

My crown is in my heart, not on my head. β€” William Shakespeare

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Beshrew the heart that makes my heart to groan. β€” William Shakespeare

But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue. β€” William Shakespeare

For she had eyes and chose me. β€” William Shakespeare

Courage mounteth with occasion. β€” William Shakespeare

Bosom upon my counsel; You’ll find it wholesome. β€” William Shakespeare

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Eternity was in our lips and eyes. β€” William Shakespeare

A fusty nut with no kernel. β€” William Shakespeare