Scripture, Shakespeare Or Poor Richard?

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William Shakespeare Quizzes & Trivia

America is awash in common sayings and quips. Many of these are derived from Bible verses, lines of Shakespeare's writings, or the many quotables from Ben Franklin's "Poor Richard's Almanac. " Because the King James Bible is virtually contemperaneous with the advent of Shakespeare's popularity, many people often confuse the source of their "common sense sayings. " Many of Ben Franklin's pithy platitudes are also easily confused with the quick jabs of wisdom contained in Proverbs. The source of one's material is important, however. . . Whose "authority" are you citing?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Neither a borrower, nor a lender be."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 2. 
    "Practice what you preach."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 3. 
    "Forgive and forget."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 4. 
    "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 5. 
    "A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 6. 
    "The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 7. 
    "Can one desire too much of a good thing?"
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 8. 
    "A wolf in sheep's clothing."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 9. 
    "I escaped by the skin of my teeth."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 10. 
    "This above all: to thine own self be true."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 11. 
    "How the mighty have fallen!"
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 12. 
    "If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 13. 
    "What is serving God?  Tis doing good to man."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 14. 
    "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 15. 
    "Who has deceived thee so oft as thyself?"
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 16. 
    "He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 17. 
    "Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 18. 
    "Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 19. 
    "Eat, drink and be merry."
    • A. 

      Scripture

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Ben Franklin

  • 20. 
    Who said "Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely?" (This is just for fun.  Hint: It's not scripture, Shakespeare OR Ben Franklin...)