William Shakespeare Quotes

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


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


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


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?


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.


If music be the food of love, play on.


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


It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.


Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.


To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.


When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.


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


Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.


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

The course of true love never did run smooth.


Listen to many, speak to a few.


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


Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.


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


It is a wise father that knows his own child.


The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.


There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.


Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.


No legacy is so rich as honesty.


Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.


Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win by fearing to attempt.


Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.


An overflow of good converts to bad.


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


The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.


How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?


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


Words without thoughts never to heaven go.


False face must hide what the false heart doth know.


Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.


What’s done can’t be undone.


Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.


The golden age is before us, not behind us.


They do not love that do not show their love.