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'A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool'

'All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players'

'Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them'

'Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.'

'Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.'

'Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once'

'Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.'

'Expectation is the root of all heartache.'

'Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.'

'He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer.'

'Listen to many, speak to a few.'

'Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.'

'Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.'

'Neither a borrower nor a lender be.'

'No legacy is so rich as honesty.'

'Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.'

'Parting is such sweet sorrow.'

'Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.'

'Such as we are made of, such we be.'

'To do a great right do a little wrong.'

'Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.'

'We know what we are, but know not what we may be.'

'What's done can't be undone.'

'When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.'

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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Died in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
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I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country - E M Forster
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Alfred Becomes King of Wessex - 0871, English order of knighthood founded - 1348, Birth of Shakespeare - 1564, Death of Shakespeare - 1616, Charles II is crowned - 1661, First Broadcast by British Monarch - 1924, Death of Blair Peach - 1979
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