Quiz: Shakespeare or the Bible? Can you identify these 15 quotes?

Quiz: Shakespeare or the Bible? Can you identify these 15 quotes?

It's William Shakespeare's 450th birthday. How well do you know Shakespeare's work? Can you tell the difference between a quote from Shakespeare and a quote from the Bible? Try my Bard vs. Bible Challenge.

Which of the following is a quote from Shakespeare and which is a quote from the Bible? Make your guesses. Answers are below.

1. To thine own self be true.

2. Let's go hand in hand, not one before another.

3. He kept him as the apple of his eye.

4. Out of the mouth of babes

5. Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it?

6. Put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

7. It is a wise father that knows his own child.

8. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

9. Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die

10. The truth shall make you free.

11. I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

12. Men of few words are the best men.

13. Neither a borrower nor a lender be.

14. For many are called, but few are chosen.

15. The love of money is the root of all evil.

Before I reveal which quotes are from Shakespeare and which are from the Bible, here is a musical interlude.

Are you ready for the answers? Shakespeare or the Bible?

Here you go.

1. To thine own self be true.
SHAKESPEARE (Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3.)

2. Let's go hand in hand, not one before another.
SHAKESPEARE (The Comedy of Errors. Act v. Sc. 1)

3. He kept him as the apple of his eye.
THE BIBLE (Deuteronomy xxxii: 10.)

4. Out of the mouth of babes
THE BIBLE (Psalm viii: 2)

5. Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it?
SHAKESPEARE (Measure for Measure. Act ii. Sc. 2.)

6. Put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
THE BIBLE (Proverbs xxiii: 2.)

7. It is a wise father that knows his own child.
SHAKESPEARE (The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.)

8. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
SHAKESPEARE (King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 1.)

9. Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die
THE BIBLE (Isaiah xxii: 13.)

10. The truth shall make you free.
THE BIBLE (John viii: 32.)

11. I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.
THE BIBLE (Job xix: 20.)

12. Men of few words are the best men.
SHAKESPEARE (King Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 2.)

13. Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
SHAKESPEARE (Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 3.)

14. For many are called, but few are chosen.
THE BIBLE (Matthew xxvi: 41.)

15. The love of money is the root of all evil.
THE BIBLE (1 Timothy vi: 10.)

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