Monday February 6th 2012

Thought for the Day

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny
but in ourselves.”

~ William Shakespeare

*William Shakespeare

William ShakespeareBorn Baptised 26 April 1564 (birth date unknown) Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Died 23 April 1616 (aged 52) Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

An English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

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Monday February 6th 2012 — 2 Comments

  1. I don’t think this quote is correct — I was able to Google it and find many identical versions like this across many web sites. However, it is not complete nor accurate to any Shakespeare play. The closest I could come to finding this was here:
    “Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
    Like a Colossus, and we petty men
    Walk under his huge legs and peep about
    To find ourselves dishonourable graves.
    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.”
    ~Shakespeare, in Julius Caesar (Act I, Sc. II)

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