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William Shakespeare Quotes and Quotations


A walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.
- William Shakespeare | Acting and the Theatre Quotes
Why, then the world's mine oyster Which I with sword will open.
- William Shakespeare | Action Quotes
Action is eloquence.
- William Shakespeare | Action Quotes
Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest.
- William Shakespeare | Advice Quotes
Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
- William Shakespeare | Aging and Old Age Quotes
Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.
- William Shakespeare | Aging and Old Age Quotes
To business that we love we rise betime, And go to it with delight.
- William Shakespeare | Capitalism Quotes
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
- William Shakespeare | Chance and Fortune Quotes
His life was gentle, and the elements So mixed in him that nature might stand up
- William Shakespeare | Character and Personality Quotes
What is the city but the people?
- William Shakespeare | The City and the Country Quotes
Conscience is but a word that cowards use, Devised at first to keep the strong in awe.
- William Shakespeare | Conscience Quotes
Conscience does make cowards of us all.
- William Shakespeare | Conscience Quotes
He that dies pays all debts.
- William Shakespeare | Death and Dying Quotes
I care not; a man can die but once; we owe God a death.
- William Shakespeare | Death and Dying Quotes
The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, Which hurts and is desired.
- William Shakespeare | Death and Dying Quotes
Nothing in his life Became him like the leaving it.
- William Shakespeare | Death and Dying Quotes
No, 'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door; but 'tis enough, 'twill serve: ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world.
- William Shakespeare | Death and Dying Quotes
The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns.
- William Shakespeare | Death and Dying Quotes
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.
- William Shakespeare | Environment Quotes
I have touch'd the highest point of all my greatness, And from that full meridian of my glory I haste now to my setting.
- William Shakespeare | Fame and Celebrities Quotes
The fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
- William Shakespeare | Fashion Quotes
That that is is.
- William Shakespeare | Fate and Destiny Quotes
If you can look into the seeds of time and say, which grain will grow, and which will not, speak then to me.
- William Shakespeare | The Future Quotes
I do desire we may be better strangers.
- William Shakespeare | Hatred Quotes
He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.
- William Shakespeare | Homo Sapiens Quotes
God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.
- William Shakespeare | Homo Sapiens Quotes
Men must endure their going hence, even as their coming hither; ripeness is all.
- William Shakespeare | Homo Sapiens Quotes
Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.
- William Shakespeare | Honesty Quotes
Honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I come on? How then? Can honour set to a leg? No. Or an arm? No. Or take away the grief of a wound? No. Honour hath no skill in surgery, then? No. What is honour? A word.
- William Shakespeare | Honour Quotes
A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.
- William Shakespeare | Humour and Humorists Quotes
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
- William Shakespeare | Illusion Quotes
Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.
- William Shakespeare | Insults and Calumny Quotes
Such as we are made of, such we be.
- William Shakespeare | Life Quotes
One man in his time plays many parts.
- William Shakespeare | Life Quotes
Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
- William Shakespeare | Love Quotes
Goodnight! Goodnight! Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say goodnight 'til it be morrow.
- William Shakespeare | Meetings and Partings Quotes
God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
- William Shakespeare | Men and Women Quotes
Neither a borrower nor a lender be for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare | Money Quotes
Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
- William Shakespeare | Passion and the Heart Quotes
I am as poor as Job, my lord, but not so patient.
- William Shakespeare | Patience Quotes
Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.
- William Shakespeare | Philosophy Quotes
For there was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently.
- William Shakespeare | Philosophy Quotes
A politician . . . one that would circumvent God.
- William Shakespeare | Politicians Quotes
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
- William Shakespeare | Power Quotes
Modest doubt is call'd The beacon of the wise.
- William Shakespeare | Proof and Certainty Quotes
Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York.
- William Shakespeare | The Seasons Quotes
Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
- William Shakespeare | Self and Self-Knowledge Quotes
Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care, The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast.
- William Shakespeare | Sleep Quotes
Can snore upon the flint, when resty sloth Finds the down pillow hard.
- William Shakespeare | Weariness Quotes
For some must watch, while some must sleep; thus runs the world away.
- William Shakespeare | Weariness Quotes
What's gone and what's past help should be past grief.
- William Shakespeare | Sorrow Quotes
When sorrows come, they come not as single spies, But in battalions!
- William Shakespeare | Sorrow Quotes
He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.
- William Shakespeare | Speakers and Speeches Quotes
When I was at home, I was in a better place; but travellers must be content.
- William Shakespeare | Travel and Travellers Quotes
There's a small choice in rotten apples.
- William Shakespeare | Vice Quotes
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me; Shall be my brother.
- William Shakespeare | War Quotes
I must be cruel Only to be kind.
- William Shakespeare | Wickedness and Cruelty Quotes
Brevity is the soul of wit.
- William Shakespeare | Wit Quotes
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety; other women cloy the appetites they feed, but she makes hungry where most she satisfies.
- William Shakespeare | Women Quotes
If all the year were playing holidays To sport would be as tedious as to work.
- William Shakespeare | Work Quotes
Things past redress are now with me past care.
- William Shakespeare | Acceptance Quotes
What cannot be avoided, t'were childish weakness to lament or fear.
- William Shakespeare | Acceptance Quotes
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
- William Shakespeare | Forgiveness Quotes
Happy thou art not; for what thou hast not, still thou striv'est to get; and what thou hast, forget'est.
- William Shakespeare | Forgiveness Quotes
He is well paid that is well satisfied.
- William Shakespeare | Forgiveness Quotes
My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
- William Shakespeare | Forgiveness Quotes
Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.
- William Shakespeare | Forgiveness Quotes
My crown is called content; a crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.
- William Shakespeare | Other Side Quotes
'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.
- William Shakespeare | Helping Other People Quotes
A friend should bear his friend's infirmities.
- William Shakespeare | Friendship Quotes
Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.
- William Shakespeare | Friendship Quotes
Now I am past all comforts here, but prayer.
- William Shakespeare | Prayer Quotes
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
- William Shakespeare | Prayer Quotes
We do pray for mercy, and that same prayer doth teach us all to render the deeds of mercy.
- William Shakespeare | Prayer Quotes
We, ignorant of ourselves, beg often our own harms, which the wise powers deny us for our good.
- William Shakespeare | Prayer Quotes
We cannot all be masters.
- William Shakespeare | Self-Acceptance Quotes
Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.
- William Shakespeare | Self-Confidence Quotes
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
- William Shakespeare | Self-Confidence Quotes
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie.
- William Shakespeare | Self-Reliance Quotes
Men at some time are masters of their fates.
- William Shakespeare | Self-Reliance Quotes
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
- William Shakespeare | Self-Reliance Quotes
Make use of time, let not advantage slip.
- William Shakespeare | One Day Quotes
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.
- William Shakespeare | One Day Quotes
The clock upbraids me with the waste of time.
- William Shakespeare | One Day Quotes
Come what may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day.
- William Shakespeare | One Day Quotes
Time is the king of men.
- William Shakespeare | One Day Quotes
Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.
- William Shakespeare | The Past Quotes
What's past is prologue.
- William Shakespeare | The Past Quotes
Past, and to come, seems best; things present, worst.
- William Shakespeare | The Present Quotes
Sleep, that knits up the ravell'd slave of care, The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast.
- William Shakespeare | Evenings Quotes
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare | The Future Quotes
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
- William Shakespeare | Boring Days Quotes
This, too, shall pass.
- William Shakespeare | Difficult Days Quotes
Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day.
- William Shakespeare | Difficult Days Quotes
How poor are they that have not patience? What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
- William Shakespeare | Difficult Days Quotes
Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.
- William Shakespeare | Difficult Days Quotes
God grant us patience!
- William Shakespeare | Difficult Days Quotes
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
- William Shakespeare | Positive Quotes
The miserable have no medicine but hope.
- William Shakespeare | Hope Quotes
True hope is swift and flies with swallow's wings; Kings it makes Gods, and meaner creatures kings.
- William Shakespeare | Hope Quotes
This above all: to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare | Right Quotes
We cannot all be masters.
- William Shakespeare | Realistic Expectations Quotes
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare | Anxiety about the Future Quotes
Things done well and with care exempt themselves from fear.
- William Shakespeare | Success and Happiness Quotes
The worst is not so long as we can say, "This is the worst."
- William Shakespeare | Worry Quotes
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.
- William Shakespeare | Doubts and Uncertainties Quotes
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare | Courage Quotes
Courage mounteth with occasion.
- William Shakespeare | Courage Quotes
But screw your courage to the sticking place and we'll not fail.
- William Shakespeare | Courage Quotes
Action is eloquence.
- William Shakespeare | Getting Going Quotes
Men at some time are masters of their fates.
- William Shakespeare | Success Quotes
Much rain wears the marble.
- William Shakespeare | Time Quotes
Many strokes, though with a little axe, hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak.
- William Shakespeare | Time Quotes
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
- William Shakespeare | Time Quotes
Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.
- William Shakespeare | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
- William Shakespeare | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
Sweet are the uses of adversity.
- William Shakespeare | Worthy Victories Quotes
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare | Events Quotes
Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes; Being vex'd a sea nourish'd with lovers' tears: What is it else? a madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.
- William Shakespeare | Beginnings Quotes
Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.
- William Shakespeare | Introspection Quotes
If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound.
- William Shakespeare | Life Quotes
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
- William Shakespeare | True Love Quotes
The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare | True Love Quotes
I love thee, I love but thee With a love that shall not die Till the sun grows cold And the stars grow old.
- William Shakespeare | True Love Quotes
A light heart lives long.
- William Shakespeare | Lighten up Quotes
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare | Lighten up Quotes
The play's the thing.
- William Shakespeare | Acting Quotes
What's done can't be undone.
- William Shakespeare | Action Quotes
Sweet are the uses of adversity; Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
- William Shakespeare | Adversity Quotes
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.
- William Shakespeare | Age Quotes
An old man is twice a child.
- William Shakespeare | Age Quotes
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man.
- William Shakespeare | Ambition Quotes
Neither a borrower nor a lender be: For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare | Borrowing Quotes
Brevity is the soul of wit.
- William Shakespeare | Brevity Quotes
God befriend us, as our cause is just!
- William Shakespeare | Cause Quotes
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare | Childhood Quotes
There's small choice in rotten apples.
- William Shakespeare | Choice Quotes
The people are the city.
- William Shakespeare | City Quotes
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man.
- William Shakespeare | Clothes Quotes
The soul of this man is his clothes.
- William Shakespeare | Clothes Quotes
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought; And enterprises of great pith and moment, With this regard, their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.
- William Shakespeare | Conscience Quotes
I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness; glad of other men's good, content with my harm.
- William Shakespeare | Contentment Quotes
He is well paid that is well satisfied.
- William Shakespeare | Contentment Quotes
I must be cruel, only to be kind.
- William Shakespeare | Cruelty Quotes
I am dying, Egypt, dying.
- William Shakespeare | Death Quotes
To die: - to sleep: No more; and, by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished.
- William Shakespeare | Death Quotes
Nothing in his life Became him like the leaving it.
- William Shakespeare | Death Quotes
Death lies on her, like an untimely frost Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.
- William Shakespeare | Death Quotes
He that dies pays all debts.
- William Shakespeare | Debt Quotes
There is a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will.
- William Shakespeare | Destiny Quotes
He will give the devil his due.
- William Shakespeare | Devil Quotes
The prince of darkness is a gentleman.
- William Shakespeare | Devil Quotes
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
- William Shakespeare | Devil Quotes
Now is the Winter of our discontent.
- William Shakespeare | Discontent Quotes
Let your own discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
- William Shakespeare | Discration Quotes
The better part of valour is discretion.
- William Shakespeare | Discration Quotes
To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune; Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?
- William Shakespeare | Doubt Quotes
Our doubts are traitors And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt.
- William Shakespeare | Doubt Quotes
We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.
- William Shakespeare | Dreams Quotes
He hath eaten me out of house and home.
- William Shakespeare | Eating Quotes
Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest.
- William Shakespeare | Economy Quotes
The royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war; This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea.
- William Shakespeare | England Quotes
The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.
- William Shakespeare | Evil Quotes
And oftentimes, excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse, - As patches, set upon a little breach, Discredit more in hiding of the fault Than did the fault before it was so patched.
- William Shakespeare | Excuse Quotes
A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.
- William Shakespeare | Face Quotes
God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
- William Shakespeare | Face Quotes
Fairies, black, grey, green, and white, You moonshine revellers, and shades of night.
- William Shakespeare | Fairies Quotes
Sweets to the sweet; farewell!
- William Shakespeare | Farewell Quotes
I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
- William Shakespeare | Fashion Quotes
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare | Father Quotes
O, that men's ears should be To counsel deaf, but not to flattery!
- William Shakespeare | Flattery Quotes
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- William Shakespeare | Fools Quotes
A fool's bolt is soon shot.
- William Shakespeare | Fools Quotes
Lord, what fools these mortals be!
- William Shakespeare | Fools Quotes
O fortune, fortune! all men call thee fickle.
- William Shakespeare | Fortune Quotes
There is a tide in the affairs of men Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
- William Shakespeare | Fortune Quotes
Frailty, thy name is woman!
- William Shakespeare | Frailty Quotes
I am wealthy in my friends.
- William Shakespeare | Friends Quotes
The ripest fruit first falls.
- William Shakespeare | Fruit Quotes
Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.
- William Shakespeare | Gift Quotes
Foul whisperings are abroad.
- William Shakespeare | Gossip Quotes
He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.
- William Shakespeare | Grace Quotes
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.
- William Shakespeare | Greatness Quotes
Every one can master a grief but he that has it.
- William Shakespeare | Grief Quotes
What's gone and what's past help Should be past grief.
- William Shakespeare | Grief Quotes
Unbidden guests Are often welcomest when they are gone.
- William Shakespeare | Guest Quotes
How use doth breed a habit in a man!
- William Shakespeare | Habit Quotes
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.
- William Shakespeare | Hearing Quotes
But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at; I am not what I am.
- William Shakespeare | Heart Quotes
The cunning livery of hell.
- William Shakespeare | Hell Quotes
Help me, Cassius, or I sink!
- William Shakespeare | Help Quotes
Ay, sir; to be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.
- William Shakespeare | Honesty Quotes
For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men.
- William Shakespeare | Honor Quotes
A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
- William Shakespeare | Horses Quotes
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look.
- William Shakespeare | Hunger Quotes
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed.
- William Shakespeare | Husbands Quotes
This was the most unkindest cut of all; For when the noble Caesar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitor's arm, Quite vanquish'd him; then burst his mighty heart.
- William Shakespeare | Ingratitude Quotes
That he is mad, 'tis true; 'tis true 'tis pity; And pity 'tis 'tis true.
- William Shakespeare | Insanity Quotes
Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't.
- William Shakespeare | Insanity Quotes
O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleas-ance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!
- William Shakespeare | Intemperance Quotes
Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.
- William Shakespeare | Jesting Quotes
Jesters do often prove prophets.
- William Shakespeare | Jesting Quotes
I am a Jew: Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with die same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is?
- William Shakespeare | Jew Quotes
I wish you all the joy that you can wish.
- William Shakespeare | Joy Quotes
Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy.
- William Shakespeare | Joy Quotes
A Daniel come to judgment! yea, a Daniel! O wise young judge, how I do honor thee!
- William Shakespeare | Judge Quotes
Thieves for their robbery have authority When judges steal themselves.
- William Shakespeare | Judge Quotes
Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all.
- William Shakespeare | Judgment Quotes
Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
- William Shakespeare | Judgment Quotes
O judgment! thou are fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason!
- William Shakespeare | Judgment Quotes
Are you good men and true?
- William Shakespeare | Jury Quotes
The jury, passing on the prisoner's life, May in the sworn twelve have a thief or two Guiltier than him they try.
- William Shakespeare | Jury Quotes
This bond is forfeit; And lawfully by this the Jew may claim A pound of flesh.
- William Shakespeare | Justice Quotes
Thrice is he arm'd that hath his quarrel just, And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
- William Shakespeare | Justice Quotes
At little more than kin, and less than kind.
- William Shakespeare | Kindness Quotes
Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness.
- William Shakespeare | Kindness Quotes
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
- William Shakespeare | Knowledge Quotes
And seeing ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
- William Shakespeare | Knowledge Quotes
But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.
- William Shakespeare | Language Quotes
The law hath not been dead, though it hath slept.
- William Shakespeare | Law Quotes
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
- William Shakespeare | Lawyer Quotes
What's mine is yours, and what is yours is mine.
- William Shakespeare | Liberality Quotes
Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow.
- William Shakespeare | Life Quotes
I shall not look upon his like again.
- William Shakespeare | Like Quotes
A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing.
- William Shakespeare | Lion Quotes
Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them - but not for love.
- William Shakespeare | Love Quotes
Ay me! for aught that I ever could read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare | Love Quotes
Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die. Take him, and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine, That all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun.
- William Shakespeare | Love Quotes
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare | Love Quotes
What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And, yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me: no, nor woman neidier, though by your smiling, you seem to say so.
- William Shakespeare | Man Quotes
He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.
- William Shakespeare | Man Quotes
His life was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up, And say to all the world, This was a man!
- William Shakespeare | Man Quotes
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 | Marriage Quotes
Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this sceptred sway; It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself; And earthly power doth then show likest God's When mercy seasons justice.
- William Shakespeare | Mercy Quotes
The dreadful dead of dark midnight.
- William Shakespeare | Midnight Quotes
Tis but a base, ignoble mind That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.
- William Shakespeare | Mind Quotes
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
- William Shakespeare | Misery Quotes
The worst is not sSo long as we can say "This is the worst."
- William Shakespeare | Misfortune Quotes
As full of spirit as the month of May.
- William Shakespeare | Months Quotes
The ides of March are come.
- William Shakespeare | Months Quotes
The grey-ey'd morn smiles on the frowning night, Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light.
- William Shakespeare | Morning Quotes
Murder most foul, as in the best it is; But this most foul, strange and unnatural.
- William Shakespeare | Murder Quotes
For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ.
- William Shakespeare | Murder Quotes
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is no moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
- William Shakespeare | Music Quotes
I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.
- William Shakespeare | Name Quotes
But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.
- William Shakespeare | Name Quotes
What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.
- William Shakespeare | Name Quotes
To hold, as 't were, the mirror up to nature.
- William Shakespeare | Nature Quotes
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare | Nature Quotes
A plague o' both your houses.
- William Shakespeare | Neutrality Quotes
There's villainous news abroad.
- William Shakespeare | News Quotes
Making night hideous.
- William Shakespeare | Night Quotes
This was the noblest Roman of them all.
- William Shakespeare | Nobility Quotes
Tis not the many oaths that makes the truth, But the plain single vow that is vow'd true.
- William Shakespeare | Oath Quotes
I'll take thy word for faith, not ask thine oath; Who shuns not to break one will sure crack both.
- William Shakespeare | Oath Quotes
Let them obey that know not how to rule.
- William Shakespeare | Obedience Quotes
The insolence of office.
- William Shakespeare | Office Quotes
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
- William Shakespeare | Opportunity Quotes
The world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.
- William Shakespeare | Oyster Quotes
Good-night, good-night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good-night till it be morrow.
- William Shakespeare | Parting Quotes
Give me that man That is not passion's slave.
- William Shakespeare | Passion Quotes
And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of?
- William Shakespeare | Patience Quotes
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
- William Shakespeare | Patience Quotes
Many strokes, though with a little axe, Hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak.
- William Shakespeare | Perseverance Quotes
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
- William Shakespeare | Philosophy Quotes
There was never yet philosopher That could endure the toothache patiently.
- William Shakespeare | Philosophy Quotes
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
- William Shakespeare | Politics Quotes
I am as poor as Job, my lord, but not so patient.
- William Shakespeare | Poverty Quotes
Sermons in stones and good in every thing.
- William Shakespeare | Preaching Quotes
He that doth the ravens feed. Yea, providently caters for the sparrow. Be comfort to my age!
- William Shakespeare | Providence Quotes
He that doth the ravens feed. Yea, providently caters for the sparrow. Be comfort to my age!
- William Shakespeare | Providence Quotes
There is a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will.
- William Shakespeare | Providence Quotes
Every why hath a wherefore.
- William Shakespeare | Reason Quotes
I have no other but a woman's reason. I think him so because I think him so.
- William Shakespeare | Reason Quotes
The purest treasure mortal times afford Is spotless reputation; that away, Men are but gilded loam or painted clay.
- William Shakespeare | Reputation Quotes
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
- William Shakespeare | Royalty Quotes
Ay, every inch a king.
- William Shakespeare | Royalty Quotes
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
- William Shakespeare | Self-Knowledge Quotes
I to myself am dearer than a friend.
- William Shakespeare | Self-Love Quotes
My heart is ever at your service.
- William Shakespeare | Service Quotes
O shame! Where is they blush?
- William Shakespeare | Shame Quotes
Ships are but boards, sailors but men.
- William Shakespeare | Ships Quotes
The rest is silence.
- William Shakespeare | Silence Quotes
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.
- William Shakespeare | Silence Quotes
I am a man More sinn'd against than sinning.
- William Shakespeare | Sin Quotes
I am disgrac'd, impeach'd and baffled here, - Pierc'd to the soul with slander's venom'd spear.
- William Shakespeare | Slander Quotes
To sleep! perchance to dream; ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause.
- William Shakespeare | Sleep Quotes
O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse.
- William Shakespeare | Sleep Quotes
More in sorrow than in anger.
- William Shakespeare | Sorrow Quotes
The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.
- William Shakespeare | Sound Quotes
If all the year were playing holidays, To sport would be as tedious as to work.
- William Shakespeare | Sport Quotes
These blessed candles of the night.
- William Shakespeare | Star Quotes
And thereby hangs a tale.
- William Shakespeare | Story-Telling Quotes
To climb steep hills Requires slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare | Success Quotes
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; The thief doth fear each bush an officer.
- William Shakespeare | Suspicion Quotes
Sweets to the sweet.
- William Shakespeare | Swans Quotes
I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver.
- William Shakespeare | Tale Quotes
Talkers are no good doers.
- William Shakespeare | Talk Quotes
If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.
- William Shakespeare | Tears Quotes
Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks.
- William Shakespeare | Thankfulness Quotes
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child.
- William Shakespeare | Thankfulness Quotes
A plague upon it when thieves cannot be true one to another!
- William Shakespeare | Thieving Quotes
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare | Thought Quotes
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.
- William Shakespeare | Thought Quotes
There's a time for all things.
- William Shakespeare | Time Quotes
The time is out of joint.
- William Shakespeare | Time Quotes
O, call back yesterday, bid time return.
- William Shakespeare | Time Quotes
Make use of time, let not advantage slip.
- William Shakespeare | Time Quotes
Many a man's tongue shakes out his master's undoing.
- William Shakespeare | Tomorrow Quotes
Et tu Brute! (You too, Brutus!)
- William Shakespeare | Treachery Quotes
To take arms against a sea of troubles.
- William Shakespeare | Trouble Quotes
'Tis true, 'tis pity; And pity 'tis 'tis true.
- William Shakespeare | Trust Quotes
My man's as true as steel.
- William Shakespeare | Trust Quotes
'Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.
- William Shakespeare | Tyranny Quotes
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.
- William Shakespeare | Variety Quotes
Her voice was ever soft, Gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman.
- William Shakespeare | Voice Quotes
O war! thou son of Hell!
- William Shakespeare | War Quotes
Blow, wind, and crack your cheeks. Rage! Blow!
- William Shakespeare | Wind Quotes
Thy wish was father to that thought.
- William Shakespeare | Wish Quotes
Great men may jest with saints; 'tis wit in them; But, in the less foul profanation.
- William Shakespeare | Wit Quotes
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.
- William Shakespeare | Women Quotes
Fraily, thy name is woman!
- William Shakespeare | Women Quotes
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever, One foot in sea and one on shore; To one thing constant never.
- William Shakespeare | Wooing Quotes
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed.
- William Shakespeare | Wooing Quotes
She's beautiful and therefore to be woo'd: She is a woman, therefore to be won.
- William Shakespeare | Wooing Quotes
O gentle Romeo, If thou dost love, pronounce it faithfully. Or if thou think'st I am too quickly won, I'll frown and be perverse and say thee nay, So thou wilt woo: but else, not for the world.
- William Shakespeare | Wooing Quotes
My word fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
- William Shakespeare | Word Quotes
But yesterday the word of Caesar might Have stood against the world; now lies he there, And none so poor to do him reverence.
- William Shakespeare | Word Quotes
Taffeta phrases, silken terms precise, Three-piled hyperboles, spruce affectation, Figures pedantical.
- William Shakespeare | Word Quotes
All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players.
- William Shakespeare | World Quotes
Why, then, the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.
- William Shakespeare | World Quotes
Crabbed age and youth cannot live together; Youth is full of pleasure, age is full of care; Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather; Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare. Youth is full sport, age's breath is short; Youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, age is tame. Age, I do abhor thee; youth, I do adore thee.
- William Shakespeare | Youth Quotes
The dreadful dead of dark midnight.
- William Shakespeare | Dark Quotes
The dreadful dead of dark midnight.
- William Shakespeare | Dark Quotes
The dreadful dead of dark midnight.
- William Shakespeare | Dark Quotes
The dreadful dead of dark midnight.
- William Shakespeare | Dark Quotes
The dreadful dead of dark midnight.
- William Shakespeare | Dark Quotes
The dreadful dead of dark midnight.
- William Shakespeare | Dark Quotes
The dreadful dead of dark midnight.
- William Shakespeare | Dark Quotes
The dreadful dead of dark midnight.
- William Shakespeare | Dark Quotes


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