Saturday, September 23, 2017

Quotes Mistakenly Attributed to Shakespeare

Oh what a tangled web we weave 
When first we practice to deceive. - Sir Walter Scott (Marmion, 1808) 

No man is an island. - John Donne (The Bait, 1624) 

Come live with me and be my love. - Christopher Marlowe (Passionate Shepherd to his Love, 1599) 

For you suffer fools gladly, seeing yourself as wise. - II Corinthians 11:19. 

Remember, that time is money. - Benjamin Franklin (Advice to a Young Tradesman, 1748) 

For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. - 14th-Century proverb famously recalled in Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack 

Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, 
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. - William Congreve (The Mourning Bride, 1.1) 

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, 
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. - William Congreve (The Mourning Bride, 3.8) 

I am the master of my fate 
I am the captain of my soul. - William Ernest Henley (Invictus, 1875) 

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height 
My soul can reach. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Sonnets from the Portuguese, 1850) 

So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear, 
Farewell remorse: all good to me is lost; 
Evil be thou my Good. - John Milton (Paradise Lost, bk.iv,1.108, 1667) 

War is the trade of kings. - John Dryden (King Arthur, II.ii, 1691) 

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. -- Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities, 1859) 

The law is a ass. -- Charles Dickens (Oliver Twist, 1838) 

These lovely lamps, these windows of the soul. -- Guillaume Du Bartas (Divine Weekes and Workes, Sixth Day) 

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