51 Great quotes from William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was a 16th and 17th century English poet, playwright, and actor. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. His works have inspired generations of writer, poets and actors.

Below is a collection of his best quotes. Enjoy and share.

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In friendship, as in love, we are often happier through our ignorance than our knowledge.
William Shakespeare
I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!
William Shakespeare
If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare
To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.
William Shakespeare
Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.
William Shakespeare
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
William Shakespeare
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
William Shakespeare
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
William Shakespeare
If we are true to ourselves, we cannot be false to anyone.
William Shakespeare
Words spoken cannot be recalled so think twice before you speak.
William Shakespeare
Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.
William Shakespeare
Women speak two languages - one of which is verbal.
William Shakespeare
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
William Shakespeare
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
William Shakespeare
We suffer a lot the few things we lack and we enjoy too little the many things we have.
William Shakespeare
Love is the greatest of dreams, yet the worst of nightmares.
William Shakespeare
Highly fed and lowly taught.
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?
William Shakespeare
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
William Shakespeare
My crown is in my heart, not on my head; not decked with diamonds and Indian stones, nor to be seen: my crown is called content, a crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.
William Shakespeare
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
William Shakespeare
Never play with the feelings of others, because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for life time.
William Shakespeare
Let every man be master of his time.
William Shakespeare
And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed.
William Shakespeare
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
William Shakespeare
What a terrible era in which idiots govern the blind.
William Shakespeare
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
William Shakespeare
Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
William Shakespeare
I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
William Shakespeare
Have more than you show, speak less than you know.
William Shakespeare
Love does not see with the eyes, but with the soul.
William Shakespeare
Listen to many, speak to a few.
William Shakespeare
All things are ready, if our mind be so.
William Shakespeare
Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervour.
William Shakespeare
Time does not have the same appeal for every one.
William Shakespeare
A girl takes too much time to love and a few seconds to hate, but a boy takes a few seconds to love and too much time to hate.
William Shakespeare
A good heart 'is worth gold.
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.
William Shakespeare
What must be shall be.
William Shakespeare
You know who you are, but know not who you could be.
William Shakespeare
What's done can't be undone.
William Shakespeare
The Eyes are the window to your soul.
William Shakespeare
Some men never seem to grow old. Always active in thought, always ready to adopt new ideas, they are never chargeable with foggyism. Satisfied, yet ever dissatisfied, settled, yet ever unsettled, they always enjoy the best of what is, are the first to find the best of what will be
William Shakespeare
Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.
William Shakespeare
Tears water our growth.
William Shakespeare
A light heart lives long.
William Shakespeare
There's an old saying that applies to me: you can't lose a game if you don't play the game.
William Shakespeare
A smile cures the wounding of a frown.
William Shakespeare
Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.
William Shakespeare
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare
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