You may have heard reports of Sir Trevor Nunn's jibe about Shakespeare being a hundred times more wise and insightful than anything in the Bible. See here. Quite apart from the fact that Shakespeare builds on the Geneva Bible, doesn't it make poor Sir Trevor look such a klutz when he speaks that way. Is he even aware of a line like "The fool has said in his heart there is no God"? I would guess most apparently educated people in this country are not even sure what's Shakespeare and what's the Bible. For example here are 20 quotations. Simply say if they are from Shakespeare or the Bible?
1.) Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
2.) Eat, drink and be merry.
3.) Nothing but skin and bones.
4.) A man after his own heart.
5.) They do not practice what they preach.
6.) She’s the apple of my eye.
7.) Give up the ghost.
8.) Cast thy bread upon the water
9.) The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.
10.) By the sweat of your brow.
11.) How the mighty have fallen!
12.) Cast your pearls before swine.
13.) In the twinkling of an eye.
14.) He’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
15.) Holier than thou
16.) I escaped by the skin of my teeth.
17.) Like mother, like daughter.
18.) A law unto themselves.
19.) All they that take the sword shall perish by the sword.
20.) The ravens of the valley shall pick it out
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