Best Shakespeare Quotes

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To be, or not to be: that is the question
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so
I will speak daggers to her, but use none
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool
Absence from those we love is self from self – a deadly banishment.
An overflow of good converts to bad.
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
Farewell, fair cruelty.
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
Having nothing, nothing can he lose.
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
If music be the food of love, play on.
If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottage princes’ palaces.
In time we hate that which we often fear.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.\
Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch, which hurts and is desired.
The wheel is come full circle.
Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
‘Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.
Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
What is past is prologue.
What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he’s an enemy to mankind.
What’s done can’t be undone.
When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

Why are you here…

William Shakespeare is widely known to be one of the most influential and well known English Poet and Playwright. His birth date is yet to be discovered, but he was known to be baptized on the 26th of April, 1594. Brought up in Statford-upon-Avon, married at the age of 18, had 3 kids, started as an actor and a part owner of a playing company. Died on the 23rd of April 1616, three years after his retirement.

If you want to read more about his life, follow the Wikipedia article.

The question that we are going to answer on this page is who William Shakespeare is throught his quotes, taken mostly from his works. This cult of the medieval times was simply too brilliant and you will see why.

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