William Shakespeare Quotes

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Born: 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, UK
Birth Country: UK
Died: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, UK, April 23, 1616
Occupation: Author

1.
'Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.
- William Shakespeare

2.
A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
- William Shakespeare

3.
A peace is of the nature of a conquest for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
- William Shakespeare

4.
Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.
- William Shakespeare

5.
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

6.
An overflow of good converts to bad.
- William Shakespeare

7.
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

8.
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
- William Shakespeare

9.
But men are men the best sometimes forget.
- William Shakespeare

10.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
- William Shakespeare

11.
Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.
- William Shakespeare

12.
Cowards die many times before their deaths the valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

13.
Death is a fearful thing.
- William Shakespeare

14.
Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
- William Shakespeare

15.
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land the great ones eat up the little ones.
- William Shakespeare

16.
For I can raise no money by vile means.
- William Shakespeare

17.
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

18.
God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
- William Shakespeare

19.
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
- William Shakespeare

20.
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
- William Shakespeare

21.
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
- William Shakespeare

22.
I bear a charmed life.
- William Shakespeare

23.
I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!
- William Shakespeare

24.
I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.
- William Shakespeare

25.
I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart.
- William Shakespeare

26.
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.
- William Shakespeare

27.
I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
- William Shakespeare

28.
If music be the food of love, play on.
- William Shakespeare

29.
If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces.
- William Shakespeare

30.
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

31.
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

32.
Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
- William Shakespeare

33.
In time we hate that which we often fear.
- William Shakespeare

34.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

35.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
- William Shakespeare

36.
Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.
- William Shakespeare

37.
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
- William Shakespeare

38.
Life every man holds dear but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
- William Shakespeare

39.
Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
- William Shakespeare

40.
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.
- William Shakespeare

41.
Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!
- William Shakespeare

42.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
- William Shakespeare

43.
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
- William Shakespeare

44.
Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.
- William Shakespeare

45.
Love is too young to know what conscience is.
- William Shakespeare

46.
Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.
- William Shakespeare

47.
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.
- William Shakespeare

48.
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
- William Shakespeare

49.
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

50.
Men shut their doors against a setting sun.
- William Shakespeare

51.
Men's vows are women's traitors!
- William Shakespeare

52.
Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.
- William Shakespeare

53.
No, I will be the pattern of all patience I will say nothing.
- William Shakespeare

54.
Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
- William Shakespeare

55.
O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!
- William Shakespeare

56.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare

57.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
- William Shakespeare

58.
Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.
- William Shakespeare

59.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
- William Shakespeare

60.
Speak low, if you speak love.
- William Shakespeare

61.
Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well and yet words are not deeds.
- William Shakespeare

62.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

63.
The evil that men do lives after them the good is oft interred with their bones.
- William Shakespeare

64.
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

65.
The love of heaven makes one heavenly.
- William Shakespeare

66.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
- William Shakespeare

67.
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

68.
The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired.
- William Shakespeare

69.
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

70.
There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
- William Shakespeare

71.
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
- William Shakespeare

72.
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

73.
There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.
- William Shakespeare

74.
They do not love that do not show their love.
- William Shakespeare

75.
Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
- William Shakespeare

76.
Time and the hour run through the roughest day.
- William Shakespeare

77.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
- William Shakespeare

78.
We are time's subjects, and time bids be gone.
- William Shakespeare

79.
Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.
- William Shakespeare

80.
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

81.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

82.
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
- William Shakespeare

83.
When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
- William Shakespeare

84.
Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
- William Shakespeare

85.
Women may fall when there's no strength in men.
- William Shakespeare

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