Quotes by Famous People : William Shakespeare

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Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare

List of Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare

  1. The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

  2. 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...

  3. Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
     - "Hamlet"

  4. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
     - "Hamlet"

  5. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
     - "Hamlet"

  6. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
     - "Hamlet"

  7. O, woe is me, To have seen what I have seen, see what I see!
     - "Hamlet"

  8. 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,
     - "Hamlet"

  9. O, woe is me, To have seen what I have seen, see what I see!
     - "Hamlet"

  10. O, woe is me, To have seen what I have seen, see what I see!
     - "Hamlet"

  11. I must be cruel, only to be kind: Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.
     - "Hamlet"

  12. Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rises at it.
     - "Hamlet"

  13. A hit, a very palpable hit.
     - "Hamlet"

  14. Beware the Ides of March.
     - "Julius Caesar"

  15. But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.
     - "Julius Caesar"

  16. Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
     - "Julius Caesar"

  17. Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war.
     - "Julius Caesar"

  18. Et tu, Brute!
     - "Julius Caesar"

  19. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
     - "Julius Caesar"

  20. Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead!
     - "King Henry V"

  21. This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror.
     - "King John"

  22. How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
     - "King Lear"

  23. Pray you now, forget and forgive.
     - "King Lear"

  24. This royal throne of kings, this sceptred 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,
     - "King Richard II"

  25. Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York,
     - "King Richard III"

  26. A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!
     - "King Richard III"

  27. They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.
     - "Love's Labour's Lost"

  28. The attempt and not the deed Confounds us.
     - "Macbeth"

  29. Out, damned spot! Out, I say!
     - "Macbeth"

  30. By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.
     - "Macbeth" Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
     - "Macbeth", Act 4 scene 1

  31. What's mine is yours, and what is yours is mine.
     - "Measure for Measure"

  32. He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat.
     - "Much Ado about Nothing"

  33. Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love:
     - "Much Ado about Nothing", Act 2 scene 1

  34. I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at.
     - "Othello"

  35. O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
     - "Romeo and Juliet"

  36. Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes:
     - "The Tempest"

  37. Where the bee sucks, there suck I; In a cowslip's bell I lie.
     - "The Tempest"

  38. Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.
     - Hamlet

  39. Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing.
     - William Shakespeare

  40. If music be the food of love, play on;
     - "Twelfth Night"

  41. Why, then the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.
     - "The Merry Wives of Windsor"