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7 Popular Shakespeare Quotes That Shakespeare Never Actually Wrote

As you and I both know, Shakespeare wrote a lot of things, but he didn’t write everything. Unfortunately, there are some people who are not us and therefore don’t know that. As a result, the Internet is just full of T-shirts, posters, and cross-stitch patterns touting Shakespeare quotes that Shakespeare never actually said. Today, I’d like to correct a few of these pernicious misconceptions. So let’s make with the correcting!