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William Shakespeare

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

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Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.

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Love bears it out even to the edge of doom.

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Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.

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It is a wise father that knows his own child.

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The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

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The undiscovered country form whose born no traveler returns. [Hamlet]

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Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.

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My crown is in my heart, not on my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: My crown is called content: A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy.

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When you fear a foe, fear crushes your strength; and this weakness gives strength to your opponents.

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The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.

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