William Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare Quotes, You do not have to have read a lot of works by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) to be close with some of his most famous quotes. Many of the lines in Shakespeare’s plays are with the most quoted in the history, and even the most misquoted. Shakespeare’s works were filled with recommendations to the highs and lows of everyday life, love and death, and are still very important today, so you never know when a famous Shakespeare quote will be useful.

Top 50 Famous William Shakespeare Quotes

  1. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
  2. Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.
  3. I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!
  4. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
  5. We know what we are, but know not what we may be
  6. Give every man thy ear but few thy voice.
  7. Love me or hate me, both are in my favour, if you love me, I’ll always be in your heart, if you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.
  8. I always feel happy, you know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone, expectations always hurt. Life is short, so live your life, be happy and keep smiling.
  9. To do a great right do a little wrong
  10. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
  11. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
  12. There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
  13. God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
  14. Always the wrong person gives you the right lesson in life.
  15. Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven
  16. We know what we are, but not what we may be.
  17. 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?
  18. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
  19. 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.
  20. Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.
  21. Time is very slow for those who wait. Very fast for those who are scared. Very long for those who celebrate. But for those who love, time is eternal.
  22. If money goes before, all ways do lie open.
  23. A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still gently allows you to grow.
  24. If music is the food of love, play on.
  25. Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
  26. To think own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
  27. All the worlds 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.
  28. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
  29. If to do were as easy to know what we’re good to do.
  30. Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind.
  31. When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
  32. Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
  33. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
  34. Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.
  35. The course of true love never did run smooth.
  36. Listen to many, speak to a few.
  37. And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
  38. Life’s 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
  39. Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
  40. There is no darkness but ignorance.
  41. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
  42. A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
  43. It is a wise father that knows his own child.
  44. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
  45. There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
  46. Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
  47. Love cometh like sunshine after rain.
  48. Teach me how I should forget to think.
  49. Make not your thoughts your prisons.
  50. Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.

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