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

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Quotes of the Day for 23 April 2002 – Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was probably born on this day in 1564. At that time babies were generally baptized on the third day, and the records show this took place on the 26th. He definitely died on this day in 1616. Shakespeare has an important place in the hearts of quote collectors, when John Bartlett published his original collection in 1855 about a third of the book was devoted to the Bible or Shakespeare. Here are a few selections from the bard.

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The quotes:

Everything that grows holds in perfection but a moment.

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

Man, proud man! dressed in a little brief authority, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven as make the angels weep.

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

Suit the action to the word, word to action.

There is no love-broker in the world can more prevail in man's commendation with women, than report of valor.
     - Today's quotes are all from William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616

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