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Type: Dramatist
Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 26/04/1564
Date of Death: 23/04/1616


 

William Shakespeare Quotes > Talking isn't doing. It is a...

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Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
William Shakespeare
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