William Shakespeare
(1564-1616) The English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare was the author of the most widely admired and influential body of literature by any individual in the history of Western civilization. His work comprises 36 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 narrative poems. Knowledge of Shakespeare is derived from two sources: his works and those remains of legal and church records and contemporary allusions through which scholars can trace the external facts of his life. Shakespeare was baptized in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, on Apr. 26, 1564. He is buried in the same church, where a memorial records his death on Apr. 23, 1616. The third of eight children, he was probably educated at the local grammar school. As the eldest son, Shakespeare ordinarily would have been apprenticed to his father's shop so that he could learn and eventually take over the business, but according to one account he was apprenticed to a butcher because of declines in his father's financial situation. According to another account, he became a schoolmaster. In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the daughter of a farmer. He is supposed to have left Stratford after he was caught poaching in the deer park of Sir Thomas Lucy, a local justice of the peace. Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway had a daughter in 1583 and twins, a boy and a girl in 1585. The boy did not survive. In 1593-94 Shakespeare published two narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. The circumstances surrounding another nondramatic work, the Sonnets of Shakespeare, are less clear. Scholars are not certain how long before their unauthorized publication (1609) they were written, whether they were all written in the same period, or whether the order in which they appeared was of Shakespeare's design. Because the Sonnets are the only works in which Shakespeare may plausibly be thought to write from a frankly autobiographical impulse, they have exercised a fascination beyond even their extraordinary value as poetry. The Sonnets desribe the devotion of a character to a young man whose beauty and virtue he praises and to a mysterious and faithless dark lady with whom the poet is infatuated. The ensuing triangular situation, resulting from the attraction of the poet's friend to the dark lady, is treated with passionate intensity and psychological insight. Hamlet, perhaps his most famous play, exceeds by far most other tragedies of revenge in picturing the mingled sordidness and glory of the human condition. Hamlet feels that he is living in a world of horror. Confirmed in this feeling by the murder of his father and the sensuality of his mother, he exhibits tendencies toward both crippling indecision and precipitous action. Interpretation of his motivation and ambivalence continues to be a subject of considerable controversy. Othello portrays the growth of unjustified jealousy in the protagonist, Othello, a Moor serving as a general in the Venetian army. The innocent object of his jealousy is his wife, Desdemona. In this tragedy, Othello's evil lieutenant Iago draws him into mistaken jealousy in order to ruin him. Source.
Den, som dør, betaler hele sin gæld Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Der har levet mange store mænd, der har smigret folket, men egentlig aldrig elsket det Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Det er ikke enhver sky, som føder en storm. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Det er tåbelig afgudsdyrkelse at gøre gudstjenester vigtigere end Gud Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Det glade hjerte lever længst. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Døden er en gæld, som ingen kan betale mere end èn gang Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Elsk alle, stol på nogle få, gør ondt mod ingen. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
En hest - en hest. Mit kongerige for en hest. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Endnu har der ikke levet nogen filosof, som var til at holde ud, når han havde tandpine. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Enhver mand, der ønsker at leve godt, må prøve at stole på sig selv og leve uden samvittighed. , Richard III   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Han tænker for meget; den slags folk er farlige Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hvad fluer er for kåde dreng, er vi for guderne; de dræber os for morskab Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hvad ligger der i et navn? Det, vi kalder en rose, ville dufte lige sødt, hvilket navn det end havde Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hvor der er virkeligt venskab, behøves ingen ceremonier Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hvor tandpinen begynder, holder filosofien op Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Håb er ofte en jagthund uden spor. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Ingen kan få ham til at le ­ men det er ikke så mærkelig. Han drikker ikke vin Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Ingen var hinanden så smerteligt tro, som Julie og hendes Romeo, En større sorg i verden ingen ved, end Romeo og Julie's kærlighed. , Romeo og Julie   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Intet dyr er så vildt, at de ikke føler medlidenhed. Jeg føler ingen medlidenhed, derfor er jeg intet dyr. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Jeg ville være lidet lykkelig, hvis jeg kunne sige hvor meget. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Klog og forelsket er ingen dødelig. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Korthed er viddets sjæl Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Lykken er som en parfume: Vi kan ikke stænke den på en anden, uden at et par dråber rammer os selv Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Mange, der bærer en kårde, frygter folk, der kun har en pennepose i hånden. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Når enden er god, er alting godt Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Selv krystere kan, når de er forelskede, få noget mere ædelt i deres natur, end der er dem medfødt. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Smerten er gift for skønheden. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Som enhver søn dog kan begejstre sin moder. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Sorger kommer ej som spioner, en og en ad gangen, men i eskadroner Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Spiritus øger lysten, men hæmmer evnen Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Troskab mod en nar gør selv vor troskab dum. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Vi er den slags stof, som drømme er lavet af, og vort lille liv afrundes med en søvn. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Vi ved hvad vi er, men ved ikke hvad vi kan blive. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Vis mig den mand som ikke er slave af en lidenskab. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven

...but we all are men, in our own natures frail, and capable of our flesh; few are angels... , King Henry VIII   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
A friend should bear his friend's infirmities Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
A woman's thought runs before her actions , As You Like It   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
All's welll that ends well Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
And oft, my jealousy shapes faults that are not Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell , Macbeth   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Appetite, a universal wolf. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Base men, being in love, have then a nobility in their natures, more than is native to them. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. , Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
But I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in. To saucy doubts and fears , Macbeth   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Come, take choice of all my library, and so beguile thy sorrow. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once , Julius Caesar   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Everyone can master a grief but he that has it Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
For my part, it was Greek to me. , Julius Caesar   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Frailty, thy name is woman , Hamlet   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them,
The good is oft interred with their bones , Julius Caesar   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
He that wants money, means, and content, is without three good friends. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
He thinks too much; such men are dangerous Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
He wears the rose Of youth upon him. , Antony and Cleopatra   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Here is my journey's end, here is my butt, And very sea-mark of my utmost sail. , (Othello)   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child! Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I am a man more sinned against than sinning Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I can call spirits from the vastly deep. Why so can I, or so can nay man; but will they come when you call for them? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I care not, a man can die but once; we owe God and death Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I do think it is their husband's faults If wives do fall , Othello   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I dote on his very absence Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I have a man's mind, but a woman's might , Julius Caesar   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I say there is no darkness but ignorance. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If music be the food of love, play on: give me excess of it. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If you can look into the seeds of time,
And say which grain will grow and which will not,
Speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear
Your favours not your hate , Macbeth   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If you have tears, prepare to shed them now , Julius Caesar   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I'll note you in my book of memory. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
In nature's infinite book of secrecy a little I can read Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It is a wise father that knows his own child Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Jesters do often prove prophets Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Kindness, nobler ever than revenge. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Let the end try the man Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Love is merely a madness. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Love speaks not with eyes, but with the mind; therefore, is the winged cupid painted blind? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are the underlings , Julius Caesar   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Men's vows are women's traitors Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite. , Romeo and Juliet   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Oh God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Poor Brutus, with himself at war. , Julius Caesar   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy, if I could say how much. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Simply the thing that I am shall make me live. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Sleep she as sound as careless infancy Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Some innocents 'scape not the thunderbolt. , Ant & Cleo   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Take these again, for to the noble mind. Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. , Ophelia, Hamlet   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The attempt and not the deed confounds us. , (Macbeth)   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps over a cold decree Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The course of true love never did run smooth. , Midsummer Nights Dreamr, Act I   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The Devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves if we are underlings Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers , Henry VI   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The miserable have no other medicine But only hope Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The undiscovered country form whose born no traveler returns , Hamlet   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The winter of our discontent , Richard III   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy , Hamlet, Act I, Scene 5   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so , Hamlet, Hamlet   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
There's a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will , Hamlet   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
These violent delights have violent ends Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
They say miracles are past , (All's Well that Ends Well)   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Things must be as they may. , Henry V   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man , Polonius, Hamlet   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss. , Pericles, Act I   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
To be a well-favored man is the gift of fortune, but to write or read comes by nature. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. , Hamlet, Act I, Scene 3   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
To weep is to make less the depth of grief. , Henry VI   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Truth hath a quiet breast. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. , (Henry IVI)   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
We know what we are, but know not what we may be. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Were kisses all the joys in bed, one woman would another wed. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
What's in a name? That which we call a rose.… , (Romeo and Juliet)   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
What's past is prologue. , The Tempest   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
When my love swears that she is made of truth, I do believe her, though I know she lies. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Where the offense is, let the great ax fall. , Hamlet   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Who can be patient in extremes? , Henry VI   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Who can control his fate? , Othello, Act V   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Why, then 'tis none to you; for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so: to me it [Denmark] is a prison , Hamlet, Act 2, scene 2   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Wife and child, Those precious motives, those strong knots of love. , Macbeth   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Words are no deeds. , Henry VIII   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Words pay no debts. , Troilus and Cressida   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven

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