William Shakespeare Quotes

  • “A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – As You Like It, 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.” – As You Like It, William Shakespeare
  • “And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.” – King John, William Shakespeare Quotes
  • “Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” – Twelfth Night,  William Shakespeare
  • “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” – The Merry Wives of Windsor Quotes
  • “Boldness be my friend.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Brevity is the soul of wit.” – Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  • “Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.” – Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  • “Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.” – Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  • “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” – Hamlet Quotes
  • “I must be cruel, only to be kind.” – Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  • “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.” – Julius Caesar Quotes, William Shakespeare
  • “False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” – Macbeth Quotes
  • “Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.” – Antony and Cleopatra, William Shakespeare
    “Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.” – Measure for Measure Quotes, William Shakespeare
    “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” – Romeo and Juliet
  • “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare Quotes
    “Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.” – Henry VIII Quotes
  • “Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” – The Tempest Quotes
  • “I say there is no darkness but ignorance.” – Twelfth Night Quotes
  • “If music be the food of love, play on.” – Twelfth Night Quotes
  • “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
  • “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?” – The Merchant of Venice Quotes
  • “Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” – William Shakespeare
  • “In time we hate that which we often fear.” – Antony and Cleopatra Quotes
  • “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Lawless are they that make their wills their law.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.” – Much Ado About Nothing Quotes
  • “Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.” – Troilus and Cressida Quotes
  • “Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.” – The Sonnets and Narrative Poems Quotes
  • “Listen to many, speak to a few.” – Hamlet
  • “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.” – Romeo and Juliet
  • “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Quotes
  • “My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.” – William Shakespeare
  • “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” – All’s Well That Ends Well Quotes
  • “No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Nothing can come of nothing.” – King Lear Quotes
  • “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – Troilus and Cressida Quotes
  • “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” – Measure for Measure Quotes
  • “Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.” – Othello
  • “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” – Twelfth Night Quotes
  • “Speak low, if you speak love.” – Much Ado About Nothing Quotes
  • “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.” – King Henry VI Quotes, Part 3
  • “Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.” – Titus Andronicus Quotes
  • “Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.” – William Shakespeare
  • “The course of true love never did run smooth.” – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Quotes
  • “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.” – The Merchant of Venice Quotes
  • “The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.” – William Shakespeare
  • “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” – Julius Caesar Quotes
  • “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” – Hamlet Quotes
  • “The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.” – Othello Quotes
  • “The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.” – William Shakespeare
  • “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.” – Julius Caesar Quotes
  • “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” – Hamlet Quotes
  • “There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face.” – William Shakespeare
  • “They do not love that do not show their love.” – The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • “Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing.” – William Shakespeare
  • “This above all; to thine own self be true.” – Hamlet
  • “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
  • “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Quotes
  • “To be, or not to be, that is the question.” – Hamlet
  • “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” – Hamlet
  • “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” – Henry IV Quotes, Part 2
  • “Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.” – William Shakespeare
  • “We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” – The Tempest Quotes
  • “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare
  • “What is past is prologue.” – The Tempest Quotes
  • “What’s done can’t be undone.” – Macbeth
  • “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Romeo and Juliet
  • “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” – William Shakespeare
  • “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” – Hamlet
  • “Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.” – Romeo and Juliet
  • “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” – The Merchant of Venice

 

 

William Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare Quotes

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2. ‘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.’

(As You Like it Act 2, Scene 7)

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3. ‘Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?’

(Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 2)

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4. ‘Now is the winter of our discontent’

(Richard III Act 1, Scene 1)

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5. ‘Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?’

(Macbeth Act 2, Scene 1)

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  • Macbeth is still thinking over whether or not to kill Duncan when he says: [Is this a dagger…] This quote shows that subconsciously he wants to kill Duncan for the throne.
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  • [Is this a dagger…]. This quote shows that he is committed to kill Duncan and that he is seeing things and cannot tell reality from fantasy. Macbeth starts to worry about what he has down and barely sleep the night.
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  • This is first evident just before he murders King Duncan and Macbeth has a vision of an imaginary dagger. [Is this a dagger…]. He realizes that the dagger is just an image in his mind, but decides that it is a result of his fear and continues with the task.
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  • The soliloquy in Act 2, scene 1 proves that Macbeths mind begins to play tricks on him, as the guilt of what he is about to do gets the better of him. [Is this a dagger…]. Appearance versus reality essay
  • After meeting the witches, Macbeth begins to worry, leading to hallucinations that he thinks tell him to murder Duncan, like his vision of the dagger. When Macbeth “sees” the dagger, he states: [Is this a dagger…].  Macbeths strengths and weaknesses essay
  • Macbeth’s mental stability starts to deteriorate and this leads to impure and insane behaviour. Macbeth is still contemplating killing Duncan, when he has a hallucination and says: [Is this a dagger…]. Macbeth a king in name only essay
  • Macbeth is also in over his head, and his mind starts to play tricks on him on more than one occasion: [Is this a dagger…]. Deception in shakespeares macbeth essay.

 

6. ‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.’

(Twelfth Night Act 2, Scene 5)

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

(Julius Caesar Act 2, Scene 2)

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8. ‘Full fathom five thy father lies, of his bones are coral made. Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade, but doth suffer a sea-change into something rich and strange.’

(The Tempest Act 1, Scene 2)

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9. ‘A man can die but once.’

(Henry IV, Part 2 Act 3, Part 2)

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10. ‘How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!’

(King Lear Act 1, Scene 4)

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11. ‘Frailty, thy name is woman.’

(Hamlet Act 1, Scene 2)

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12. ‘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?’

(The Merchant of Venice Act 3, Scene 1)

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13. ‘I am one who loved not wisely but too well.’

(Othello Act 5, Scene 2)

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14. ‘The lady doth protest too much, methinks’

(Hamlet Act 3, Scene 2)

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15. ‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.’

(The Tempest Act 4, Scene 1)

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16. ‘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.’

(Macbeth Act 5, Scene 5)

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17. ‘Beware the Ides of March.’

(Julius Caesar Act 1, Scene 2)

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18. ‘Get thee to a nunnery.’

(Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1)

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19. ‘If music be the food of love play on.’

(Twelfth Night Act 1, Scene 1)

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20. ‘What’s in a name? A rose by any name would smell as sweet.’

(Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 2)

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