William Shakespeare Quotes About Love and Life

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“We know what we are but know not what we may be”- William Shakespeare

One of the most popular authors the world has ever seen is William Shakespeare. There are no boundaries to his fame and of the appreciation of the work he has done. Schools, colleges, and universities around the world have adapted his writings in their courses. When we talk of literature the first name that struck our mind is his. So let us look at some of the most legendary and famous William Shakespeare Quotes and Sayings from the pen of this legendary author.

William Shakespeare the national poet of England and also known as the “Bard of Avon” was an English play writer, poet, and actor. He was born in April 1564 in the United Kingdom.

A person who wants to be a master of literature, cannot become one until and unless they study and interpret the work of William Shakespeare. A person doing theatre will probably be a part of a William Shakespeare play even today, after centuries of his demise. His work still has the same impact. We bow down to such an amazing artist.

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So here are some of the best William Shakespeare Quotes and Sayings about love, life and everything that you can think of:

William Shakespeare Quotes

  • “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare
  • “To be, or not to be: that is the question.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.” – William Shakespeare
  • “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare

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    William Shakespeare Quotes
  • “Listen to many, speak to a few.” – William Shakespeare
  • “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – 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.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare
  • “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – William Shakespearewilliam shakespeare quotes on life
  • “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Expectation is the root of all heartache.” – 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.” – William Shakespeare

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    William Shakespeare Quotes
  • “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” – William Shakespeare
  • “I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.” – William Shakespeare
  • “As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” – William Shakespearewilliam shakespeare quotes about success
  • “How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” – William Shakespeare
  • “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” – William Shakespeare
  • “You speak an infinite deal of nothing.” – William Shakespeare
  • “How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” – William Shakespearewilliam shakespeare quotes on success
  • “The course of true love never did run smooth.” – William Shakespeare
  • “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” – William Shakespeare
  • “What’s done can’t be undone.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.” – 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 a lifetime.” – William Shakespearewilliam shakespeare quotes on love
  • “My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.” – William Shakespeare
  • “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” – William Shakespeare
  • “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”  – William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare Quotes
  • “If music be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare
  • “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” – 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
  • “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” – William Shakespeare
  • “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespearewilliam shakespeare quotes about love
  • “They do not love that do not show their love.” – William Shakespeare
  • “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
  • “I can see he’s not in your good books,’ said the messenger. ‘No, and if he were I would burn my library.” – William Shakespeare
  • “And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” – William Shakespearewilliam shakespeare quotes love
  • “Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.” – William Shakespeare
  • “If you love and get hurt, love more. If you love more and hurt more, love even more. If you love even more and get hurt even more, love some more until it hurts no more…” – William Shakespeare
  • “Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespearewilliam shakespeare quotes
  • “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” – William Shakespeare
  • “When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.” – William Shakespeare
  • “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
  • “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.” – William Shakespeare
  • “These violent delights have violent ends.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.” – William Shakespeare
  • “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” – William Shakespeare
  • “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

He has such impact on the world of literature that mostly all of his work is translated into every major language. Initially he wrote comedy and history, but later on he wrote the most famous tragedies like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, and so on. Industries from around the world have adopted his writings into movies. So enjoy his words and have a great day ahead.

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