Best Quotes of All Time: William Shakespeare

Best Quotes of All Time: William Shakespeare

Listen to many, Speak to a few.

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

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

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.

Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

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

Time is very slow for those who wait,
Very fast for those who are scared,
Very long for those who lament,
Very short for those who celebrate,
But for those who love, time is eternal.

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

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…

Nothing will come of nothing; we must dare mighty things.

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

A light heart lives long.

Neither a borrower nor a lender be: For loan oft loses both itself and friend.

’Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.

Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is!

O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.

Beware the ides of March.

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

The object of Art is to give life a shape.

Love me or hate me, both are in my favor… If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart… If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.

Expectation is the root of all heartache.

Love is the greatest of dreams, yet the worst of nightmares.

All’s well if all ends well.

One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.

Nothing will come of nothing: speak again.

What’s done cannot be undone.

A young woman in love always looks like patience on a monument smiling at grief.

People’s good deeds we write in water. The evil deeds are etched in brass.

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.

Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.

There are three people in yourself:Who people think you are, Who you think you are, and who you really are.

Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.

Go to your bosom; Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.

I wish my horse had the speed of your tongue.

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!
The beauty of the world!
The paragon of animals!
And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?

I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.

Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.

Speak low, if you speak love.