portrait of William Shakespeare
The "Chandos" portrait, possibly by John Taylor, circa 1610

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Quotes of the Day for 23 April 2001 – William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare may have been born on this day in 1564, based on his baptism on the 26th. He definitely died on this day in 1616. Here are a few selections from Shakespeare to start your week.

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The quotes:

All the world's a stage, and the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.

He is well paid that is well satisfied.
     - From The Merchant of Venice

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me;
For now hath time made me his numbering clock;
My thoughts are minutes.
     - From Richard II

At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows.
     - All today's quotes are from William Shakespeare


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