"What a piece of work is man" - A Famous Quote by William Shakespeare
This famous quote originated in the play by William Shakespeare. This section provides answers to the following questions about this famous Shakespeare quote:
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Shakespeare Quote - "What a piece of work is man"
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how
infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and
admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension
how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and
yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not
me— nor woman neither,
though by your smiling you seem to say
Hamlet Act 2, Scene 2
Famous Shakespeare Quote
Although set in different times many of the most famous quotes about life and love by William Shakespeare are still relevant today. Did you know that William Shakespeare is credited by the Oxford English Dictionary with the introduction of nearly 3,000 words into the language. It's no wonder that expressions from his works in literature, including the "What a piece of work is man" quote, are an 'anonymous' part of the English language. Many people continue to use this "What a piece of work is man" quote by William Shakespeare in famous quotes about life.
"What a piece of work is man"