Top 10 Shakespeare quotes

1 To be, or not to be, that is the question:

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The Bard's best-known quotation, from Hamlet.

2 All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: From As You Like It.

3 O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?: Juliet's famous question, from Romeo and Juliet.

4 Now is the winter of our discontent:

Oft-repeated phrase, from Richard lll.

5 Is this a dagger which I see before me?: From Macbeth.

6 Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em:

From Twelfth Night.

7 If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?: Shylock's famous challenge from The Merchant Of Venice.

8 The course of true love never did run smooth: From A Midsummer Night's Dream.

9 If music be the food of love, play on:

From Twelfth Night

10 Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow: From Romeo and Juliet.

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