Died: April 23, 1616

Playwright. Poet. Actor


226 Greatest Quotes By William Shakespeare

There's small choice in rotten apples. William Shakespeare
If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, and hug it in mine arms. William Shakespeare
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. William Shakespeare
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war! William Shakespeare
I can say little more than I have studied, and that question's out of my part. William Shakespeare
I essentially am not in madness, but mad in craft. William Shakespeare
My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy. William Shakespeare
Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell. William Shakespeare
More of your conversation would infect my brain. William Shakespeare
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare
When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain. William Shakespeare
This look of thine will hurl my soul from heaven. William Shakespeare
His jest shall savour but a shallow wit, when thousands more weep than did laugh it. William Shakespeare
In truth, fair Montague, I am too fond... William Shakespeare
O wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful! And yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all hooping. William Shakespeare
The golden age is before us, not behind us. William Shakespeare
Lord, what fools these mortals be! William Shakespeare
My dull brain was wrought with things forgotten. William Shakespeare
One pain is lessened by another’s anguish. ... Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of the old will die. William Shakespeare
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break. William Shakespeare
Come what come may, time and the hour run through the roughest day. William Shakespeare
The robb'd that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief. William Shakespeare
We all are men, in our own natures frail, and capable of our flesh; few are angels. William Shakespeare
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare
Woe, destruction, ruin, and decay; the worst is death and death will have his day. William Shakespeare
No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast. William Shakespeare
But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? William Shakespeare
She will outstrip all praise and make it halt behind her. William Shakespeare
Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. William Shakespeare
She speaks, my lord, that may be, hath endured a grief Might equal yours, if both were justly weighed. William Shakespeare
To do a great right do a little wrong. William Shakespeare
Look, he's winding up the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike. William Shakespeare
Mend your speech a little, Lest you may mar your fortunes. William Shakespeare
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. (Sonnet XCVIII). William Shakespeare
Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers. William Shakespeare
For doting, not for loving, pupil mine. William Shakespeare
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow. William Shakespeare
O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frightened thee. That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness? William Shakespeare
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind. William Shakespeare
Time does not have the same appeal for every one. William Shakespeare
Be great in act, as you have been in thought. William Shakespeare
For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. William Shakespeare
Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall. William Shakespeare
What is past is prologue.' - Shakespeare (The Tempest). William Shakespeare
Have more than you show, Speak less than you know. William Shakespeare
Thou shalt not stir one foot to seek a foe. William Shakespeare
Death, a necessary end, will come when it will come. William Shakespeare
My brain I'll prove the female to my soul; my soul the father: and these two beget a generation of still-breeding thoughts, and these same thoughts people this little world. William Shakespeare
You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things! William Shakespeare