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Quotation From Drama/Poetry of Different Ages

Quotation From Drama/Poetry

Quote  Taken From
“Brevity is the soul of wit” Hamlet (Shakespeare)
“To be or not to be, 

that is the question”

Hamlet (Shakespeare)
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in our philosophy” Hamlet (Shakespeare)
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t” Hamlet (Shakespeare)
“Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind” Hamlet (Shakespeare)
“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions” Hamlet (Shakespeare)
“Frailty, thy name is woman!” Hamlet (Shakespeare)
“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players ” As you like it (Shakespeare)
“Sweet are uses of adversity” As you like it (Shakespeare)
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool” As you like it (Shakespeare)
“Whoever loved that loved not at first sight?” As you like it (Shakespeare)
“Cowards die many times before their deaths” Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)
“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more” Macbeth (Shakespeare)
“Fair is foul, 

and Foul is fair”

Macbeth (Shakespeare)
“All the perfumes of Arabia will not  sweeten this little hand” Macbeth (Shakespeare)
“Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day” Macbeth (Shakespeare)
“There’s daggers in men’s smiles.” Macbeth (Shakespeare)
“Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day” Macbeth (Shakespeare)
“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!” King Lear (Shakespeare)
“Nothing will come of nothing.” King Lear (Shakespeare)
“My love’s more richer than my tongue.” King Lear (Shakespeare)
“The younger rises when the old doth fall.” King Lear (Shakespeare)
“Reason in madness!” King Lear (Shakespeare)
“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” King Lear (Shakespeare)
“The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.” Measure for Measure (Shakespeare)
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Twelfth Night (Shakespeare)
“Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink ” The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (S.T Coleridge)
“Behold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland Lass! Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass” The Solitary Reaper  (William Wordsworth)
“The child is the father of a man” My Heart Leaps Up” (William Wordsworth)
“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” Ode to the West Wind (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
“Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought” To a Skylark (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
“No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.” The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
“A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.” A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Love Story (Erich Segal)
“What after all, is a halo? It’s only one more thing to keep clean.” The Lady’s Not For Burning (Christopher Fry)
Oh! Lift me as a wave,

a leaf, a cloud!

I fail upon the thorns of life! I bleed ” 

Ode to the West Wind

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever” Endymion (John Keats)
“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter” Ode  on a Grecian Urn (John Keats)
“Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man” The essays of Sir F. Bacon
“Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven” Paradise Lost (John Milton)