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William Shakespeare

1564-1616. British poet and playwright, often considered the greatest writer in world literature.

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O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.

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It provokes the desire but it takes away the performance. Therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him and it mars him; it sets him on and it takes him off.

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Love is too young to know what conscience is.

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We that are true lovers run into strange capers.

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Pain pays the income of each precious thing.

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I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air.

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Self-love, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.

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In delay there lies no plenty.

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And where the offence is, let the great axe fall.

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If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.

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