COMMON PHRASES WE OWE TO SHAKESPEARE

Did you know that many of the phrases we use day-to-day were actually invented by Shakespeare?
  1. "I would give all my fame for a pot of ale, and safety."
    We've all said this to our best bud after a heavy night of drinking.
  2. "They have been at a great feast of languages, and stol'n the scraps."
    Who HASN'T said this???
  3. "I burn, I pine, I perish!"
    I say this every time I see a photo of John Stamos, and I'll bet you do, too.
  4. "Wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch."
    All the damn time.
  5. "Thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges."
    I mean... right??
  6. "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come."
    You've probably already said this to somebody today.
  7. "Hell is empty and all the devils are here."
    Not as common, but I've definitely caught myself saying it once or twice.