Shakespeare Quotes That Are Most Famous Can Change Your Life

shakespeare quotes

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” –William Shakespeare Quotes

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” –William Shakespeare

“Having nothing, nothing can he lose.” –William Shakespeare

“Give thy thoughts no tongue.” –William Shakespeare

“A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.” –William Shakespeare

“I am not bound to please thee with my answer.” –William Shakespeare

“Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.” –William Shakespeare

“I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.” –William Shakespeare

“Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.” –William Shakespeare

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” –William Shakespeare

shakespeare quotes

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” –William Shakespeare

“It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.” –William Shakespeare

“Speak low, if you speak love.” –William Shakespeare

“What’s done can’t be undone.” –William Shakespeare

“An overflow of good converts to bad.” –William Shakespeare

“Though she be but little, she is fierce.” –William Shakespeare

“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” –William Shakespeare

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” –William Shakespeare

“As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.” –William Shakespeare

shakespeare quotes

“This above all; to thine own self be true.” –William Shakespeare

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” –William Shakespeare

“Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.” –William Shakespeare

“Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.” –William Shakespeare

“O’ What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!” –William Shakespeare

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” –William Shakespeare

“Nothing can come of nothing.” –William Shakespeare

“If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.” –William Shakespeare

“Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.” –William Shakespeare

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” –William Shakespeare quotes

“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.” –William Shakespeare

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.” –William Shakespeare

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” –William Shakespeare

“When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.” –William Shakespeare

“If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?” –William Shakespeare

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” –William Shakespeare

“He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.” –William Shakespeare

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.” –William Shakespeare

“To do a great right do a little wrong.” –William Shakespeare

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” –William Shakespeare quotes

“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” –William Shakespeare

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” –William Shakespeare

“Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.” –William Shakespeare

“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.” –William Shakespeare

“What is past is prologue.” –William Shakespeare

“And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish’d from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish’d from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!” –William Shakespeare

“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.” –William Shakespeare

“‘When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” –William Shakespeare

“‘Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.” –William Shakespeare

“Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.” –William Shakespeare

“We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from… Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.” –William Shakespeare

“The love of heaven makes one heavenly.” –William Shakespeare

“The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch, which hurts and is desired.” –William Shakespeare

“As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.” –William Shakespeare

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” –William Shakespeare

“Brevity is the soul of wit.” –William Shakespeare

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” –William Shakespeare

“Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.” –William Shakespeare

“Lawless are they that make their wills their law.” –William Shakespeare

“Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing.” –William Shakespeare

“Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.” –William Shakespeare

“Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.” –William Shakespeare

“Where every something, being blent together turns to a wild of nothing.” –William Shakespeare

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” –William Shakespeare

“I dote on his very absence.” –William Shakespeare

“If music be the food of love, play on.” –William Shakespeare

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.” –William Shakespeare

“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” –William Shakespeare

“Use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping?” –William Shakespeare

“I was adored once too.” –William Shakespeare

“Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?” –William Shakespeare

“He that loves to be flattered is worthy o’ the flatterer.” –William Shakespeare

“Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.” –William Shakespeare

“I will praise any man that will praise me.” –William Shakespeare

“They say miracles are past.” –William Shakespeare

“If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.” –William Shakespeare

“The wheel is come full circle.” –William Shakespeare

“So foul and fair a day I have not seen.” –William Shakespeare

“False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” –William Shakespeare

“Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.” –William Shakespeare

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be.” –William Shakespeare

“It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.” –William Shakespeare

“My pride fell with my fortunes.” –William Shakespeare

“Farewell, fair cruelty.” –William Shakespeare

“I bear a charmed life.” –William Shakespeare

“The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.” –William Shakespeare

“Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.” –William Shakespeare

“A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.” –William Shakespeare

“If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.” –William Shakespeare

“Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart.” –William Shakespeare

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” –William Shakespeare

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” –William Shakespeare

“The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is, to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company.” –William Shakespeare

“Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.” –William Shakespeare

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.” –William Shakespeare

“He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.” –William Shakespeare

“By that sin fell the angels.” –William Shakespeare quotes

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” –William Shakespeare

“Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.” –William Shakespeare

“O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.” –William Shakespeare

“Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!” –William Shakespeare quotes

“Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.” –William Shakespeare Quotes

“The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.” –William Shakespeare

“The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns.” –William Shakespeare

“Exceeds man’s might: that dwells with the gods above.” –William Shakespeare Quotes

“Let no such man be trusted.” –William Shakespeare

“‘Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.” –William Shakespeare

“Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.” –William Shakespeare

“Men shut their doors against a setting sun.” –William Shakespeare

“Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.” –William Shakespeare

“There is no darkness but ignorance.” –William Shakespeare

“They do not love that do not show their love.” –William Shakespeare

“Time and the hour run through the roughest day.” –William Shakespeare quotes

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” –William Shakespeare

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” –William Shakespeare

“Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.” –William Shakespeare

“How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” –William Shakespeare

“In time we hate that which we often fear.” –William Shakespeare

“The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.” –William Shakespeare

“The valiant never taste of death but once.” –William Shakespeare

“There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face.” –William Shakespeare

“Boldness be my friend.” –William Shakespeare quotes

“For my part, it was Greek to me.” –William Shakespeare

“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!” –William Shakespeare

“Now is the winter of our discontent.” –William Shakespeare

“Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.” –William Shakespeare quotes

“How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done!” –William Shakespeare

“Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.” –William Shakespeare

“Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” –William Shakespeare

“Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.” –William Shakespeare

“O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!” –William Shakespeare

“In a false quarrel there is no true valor.” –William Shakespeare

“He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural.” –William Shakespeare

“If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.” –William Shakespeare

“Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything.” –William Shakespeare

“Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.” –William Shakespeare

“Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.” –William Shakespeare

“When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.” –William Shakespeare

“Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.” –William Shakespeare

“O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!” –William Shakespeare

“I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart.” –William Shakespeare

“Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.” –William Shakespeare

“This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” –William Shakespeare

“O, had I but followed the arts!” –William Shakespeare

Written by


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *