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Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!

Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!

Shakespeare’s exact birth date is unknown, however we know that he was baptised on 26th April 1564. Baptisms would most often take place a few days after a child was born, and historians therefore celebrate his birthday on 23rd April. We thought a blog post sharing a few of his brilliant quotes (of which there are many!) would be a perfect way to celebrate.


1. “This above all: to thine own self be true.” - Hamlet.

2. “If music be the food of love, play on.” - Twelfth Night.

3. “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” - A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

4. “Friendship is constant in all other things.” - Much Ado About Nothing.

5. “I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it.” - As You Like It.

6. “And he that hath no beard is less than a man.” - Much Ado About Nothing.

7. “And now let’s go hand in hand, not one before another.” - The Comedy of Errors.

8. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” - As You Like It.

9. “We are such stuff as dreams are made on , and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” - The Tempest.

10. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” - The Merchant of Venice.

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