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50 Great William Shakespeare Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

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Popular William Shakespeare Quotes

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?

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

Women may fall when there’s no strength in men.

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

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

Absence from those we love is self from self a deadly banishment.

Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.

An overflow of good converts to bad.

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.

And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

Give thy thoughts no tongue.

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

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

Exceeds man’s might: that dwells with the gods above.

As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.

Expectation is the root of all heartache.

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

Love is too young to know what conscience is.

Famous William Shakespeare Quotes

Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.


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.

Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.

False face must hide what the false heart doth know.

If music be the food of love, play on.

Farewell, fair cruelty.

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

As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.

For my part, it was Greek to me.

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!

Nothing can come of nothing.

Boldness be my friend.

For I can raise no money by vile means.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

But men are men; the best sometimes forget.

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.

But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.

Having nothing, nothing can he lose.

By that sin fell the angels.

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.

Meaningful William Shakespeare Quotes

Death is a fearful thing.

Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.

Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.

Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them.

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