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Can You Match the Famous Shakespeare Line to Its Play?
by Annette
All the world is a quiz, and the wrong answers are merely failures. In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of Shakespeare's most famous quotes. Can you match each of them to the right play?

"To be, or not to be: that is the question."

  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • Hamlet

"Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?"

  • The Tempest
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Macbeth

"Now is the winter of our discontent."

  • Macbeth
  • Richard III
  • Timon of Athens

"Love all, trust a few,%0Ddo wrong to none."

  • The Tempest
  • Taming of the Shrew
  • All's Well That Ends Well

"All that glisters is not gold."

  • Measure for Measure
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Taming of the Shrew

"Frailty, thy name is woman."

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Hamlet
  • Twelfth Night

"Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?"

  • King Lear
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Macbeth

"Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage."

  • King Lear
  • Pericles
  • Macbeth

"Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?"

  • Othello
  • Hamlet
  • A Sonnet

"This above all: to thine own self be true."

  • Hamlet
  • The Tempest
  • Henry V

"Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.”

  • Julius Caesar
  • Coriolanus
  • Twelfth​ Night

"A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!"

  • Henry V
  • Richard III
  • King Lear

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

  • Hamlet
  • Othello
  • As You Like It

"Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

  • All's Well That Ends Well
  • The Tempest
  • Julius Caesar

"Young men's love then lies, not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.”

  • Taming of the Shrew
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • King Lear

"How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!"

  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • All's Well That Ends Well

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

  • Two Noble Kinsmen
  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep."

  • As You Like It
  • The Tempest
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona

"If music be the food of love, play on."

  • As You Like It
  • Twelfth Night
  • Much Ado About Nothing

"My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”

  • Measure for Measure
  • Winter's Tale
  • Hamlet

"The course of true love never did run smooth."

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Midsummer Night's Dream
  • As You Like It

"Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead, excessive grief the enemy to the living.”

  • All's Well That Ends Well
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • As You Like It

"By all the vows that ever men have broke (in number more than ever women spoke).”

  • The Tempest
  • Two Noble Kinsmen
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

"...be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”

  • As You Like It
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Twelfth Night

"Full fathom five thy father lies; of his bones are coral made. Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade, but doth suffer a sea-change into something rich and strange."

  • Pericles
  • Winter's Tale
  • The Tempest

"A man can die but once."

  • Macbeth
  • Timon of Athens
  • Henry IV Part 2

"If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?"

  • Taming of the Shrew
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Measure for Measure

"I am one who loved not wisely but too well."

  • Othello
  • Macbeth
  • Romeo and Juliet

"Beware the Ides of March."

  • Timon of Athens
  • Julius Caesar
  • King Lear

"The better part of valor is discretion."

  • Julius Caesar
  • Henry IV, Part 1
  • The Tempest

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears."

  • Timon of Athens
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Julius Caesar

"Lord, what fools these mortals be!"

  • The Tempest
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Pericles

"Cry 'havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war."

  • Julius Caesar
  • Taming of the Shrew
  • The Tempest

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

  • Othello
  • Measure for Measure
  • Hamlet