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Shakespeare coined many popular phrases that are still commonly used today. Here are some examples of Shakespeare's most familiar quotes from Twelfth Night. You just might be surprised to learn of all the everyday sayings that originally came from Shakespeare!

"I am sure care's an enemy to life." (Act I, Scene III)

"At my fingers' ends." (Act I, Scene III)

"Journeys end in lovers meeting, Every wise man's son doth know." (Act II, Scene III)

"Is there no respect of place, persons, nor time in you?" (Act II, Scene III)

"My purpose is, indeed, a horse of that colour." (Act II, Scene III)

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them." (Act II, Scene V)

"Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better." (Act III, Scene I)

"Still you keep o' the windy side of the law." (Act III, Scene IV)

"Out of the jaws of death." (Act III, Scene IV)

"Thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges." (Act V, Scene I)

"For the rain it raineth every day." (Act V, Scene I)

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