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Entertainment April 28, 2014   |  by

10 Shakespearean Phrases that Apply to You (Surprisingly)

2014 marks the 450th year since William Shakespeare was born. Not a literature buff? Doesn’t matter. Shakespeare’s work was celebrated for its universal appeal. Here are 10 Shakespearean phrases you need to know.

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”*

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*Like the delivery guy who sends sneakers to our doorsteps

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”

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“What’s done can’t be undone.”

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 “Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.”

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“Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.” 

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“If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.”

“Thy friendship makes us fresh.”

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“I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.”

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“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”

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“I would not wish any companion in the world but you.”

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Can’t get enough Shakespeare? Book your tickets to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (13-16 November 2014) at Esplanade Theatre, performed by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and presented by ABA Productions. To coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, the company has released 450 discounted Category 1 and 2 tickets, available at 25% off, from now until the end of April – that’s Wednesday, so hurry! Tickets available from SISTIC.