150 William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You
William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You


Here are the best William Shakespeare quotes on life lessons and a short biography. William Shakespeare was an English writer, playwright, and actor. He is generally viewed as the best author in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist.

William Shakespeare was born baptized on 26 April 1564. His date of birth is obscure, yet is traditionally observed on 23 April, Saint George's Day. At 18 years old, he wedded Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith. At some point somewhere in the range of 1585 and 1592, he started a fruitful profession in London as an on-screen character, author, and part-proprietor of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He seems to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later on 23 April 1616 at age 52.

Shakespeare is regularly called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "the Bard"). His surviving works, including coordinated efforts, comprised of nearly 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a couple of different sections, some of the uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into each major living language and are performed more regularly than those of some other dramatists. Check out the following best William Shakespeare quotes on life lessons, love, death, happiness, friendship, time, beauty, and others.


William Shakespeare Inspirational Quotes


1. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. - William Shakespeare

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


3. Be great in act, as you have been in thought. - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

4. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves. - William Shakespeare

5. This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. - William Shakespeare

6. They do not love, that do not show their love. - William Shakespeare

7. Like madness is the glory of this life. - William Shakespeare

8. Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say goodnight till it be tomorrow. - William Shakespeare

9. Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me. - William Shakespeare

10. If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone. - William Shakespeare


11. Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it. - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

12. Listen to many, speak to a few. - William Shakespeare

13. How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. - William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare Famous Quotes (Famous Shakespeare Lines)


14. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. - William Shakespeare

15. All's well that ends well. - William Shakespeare


16. Expectation is the root of all heartache. - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

17. A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once. - William Shakespeare

18. Love comforteth like sunshine after rain. - William Shakespeare

19. Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps. - William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare Quotes On Success


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

21. Take pains. Be perfect. - William Shakespeare


22. Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall. - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare Quotes On Success That Will Inspire You

23. There's an old saying that applies to me: you can't lose a game if you don't play the game. - William Shakespeare

24. Conscience doth make cowards of us all. - William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons


25. My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break. - William Shakespeare

26. Life ... is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. - William Shakespeare

27. False face must hide what the false heart doth know. - William Shakespeare


28. Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind. - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

29. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. - William Shakespeare

30. The lady doth protest too much, methinks. - William Shakespeare

31. I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins and worse remains behind. - William Shakespeare

32. Love moderately. Long love doth so. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. - William Shakespeare

33. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. - William Shakespeare

34. When sorrows come, they come not single spies. But in battalions! - William Shakespeare

35. Fair is foul, and foul is fair, hover through fog and filthy air. - William Shakespeare

36. All that glitters is not gold, Often have you heard that told: Many a man his life hath sold. But my outside to behold: Gilded tombs do worms enfold. - William Shakespeare

37. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact. - William Shakespeare

38. The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. - William Shakespeare

39. For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. - William Shakespeare

40. So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this and this gives life to thee. - William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

41. The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, Which still we thank as love. - William Shakespeare

42. When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools. - William Shakespeare



Best William Shakespeare Quotes


43. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. - William Shakespeare

44. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires. - William Shakespeare

45. God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another. - Shakespeare

46. Rude am I in my speech, And little blessed with the soft phrase of peace. - William Shakespeare

47. My only love sprung from my only hate. - William Shakespeare

48. To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand. - William Shakespeare

49. Madness in great ones must not unwatched go. - William Shakespeare


Best William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

50. Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me. - William Shakespeare

51. Men in rage strike those that wish them best. - William Shakespeare

52. I do love nothing in the world so well as you- is not that strange? - William Shakespeare

53. I can see he's not in your good books,' said the messenger. 'No, and if he were I would burn my library. - William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare Quotes On Love


54. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. - William Shakespeare

55. My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite. - William Shakespeare

56. Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it. - William Shakespeare

57. Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks. But bears it out even to the edge of doom. - William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare Quotes On Love That Will Inspire You

58. Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow. - William Shakespeare

59. Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. - William Shakespeare

60. I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me. - William Shakespeare

61. They do not love that do not show their love. - William Shakespeare

62. Let me not to the marriage of true minds, Admit impediments. Love is not love. Which alters when it alteration finds. - William Shakespeare

63. The course of true love never did run smooth. - William Shakespeare

64. Love each other in moderation. That is the key to long-lasting love. Too fast is as bad as too slow. - William Shakespeare

65. Love is not love, Which alters when it alteration finds. - William Shakespeare

66. Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change. - William Shakespeare

67. And yet, to say the truth, reason, and love keep little company together nowadays. - William Shakespeare

68. My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy. - William Shakespeare

69. Though she be but little, she is fierce! - William Shakespeare

70. If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down. - William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare Quotes On Love That Will Inspire You

71. Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- it's everything except what it is! - William Shakespeare

72. Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love. - William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare Quotes About Happiness


73. With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. - William Shakespeare

74. One may smile, and smile, and be a villain. - William Shakespeare

75. I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest. - William Shakespeare

76. These violent delights have violent ends. - William Shakespeare

77. Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much. - William Shakespeare



Short Shakespeare Quotes and Captions


78. Hell is empty and all the devils are here. - William Shakespeare

79. Love is merely a madness. - William Shakespeare

80. Brevity is the soul of wit. - William Shakespeare

81. Journeys end in lovers meeting. - William Shakespeare

82. What's done cannot be undone. - William Shakespeare

83. We know what we are, but not what we may be. - William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

84. Dispute not with her: she is lunatic. - William Shakespeare

85. My soul is in the sky. - William Shakespeare

86. You speak an infinite deal of nothing. - William Shakespeare

87. Thus with a kiss, I die. - William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare Quotes About Death and Grief


88. These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die, like fire and powder Which, as they kiss, consume. - William Shakespeare

89. I'll follow thee and make a heaven of hell, To die upon the hand I love so well. - William Shakespeare

90. To weep is to make less the depth of grief. - William Shakespeare

91. To die, to sleep - To sleep, perchance to dream - ay, there's the rub, For in this sleep of death what dreams may come. - William Shakespeare

92. Nor shall Death brag thou wander' st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou growest. - William Shakespeare

93. When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married. - William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

94. Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break. - William Shakespeare

95. When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars. And he will make the face of heaven so fine. That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun. - William Shakespeare

96. The robb'd that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief. - William Shakespeare

97. So wise so young, they say, do never live long. - William Shakespeare

98. Death, a necessary end, will come when it will come. - William Shakespeare

99. Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come. - William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare Quotes On Friendship


100. He that is thy friend indeed, He will help thee in thy need: If thou sorrow, he will weep; If thou wake, he cannot sleep: Thus of every grief in heart. He with thee doth bear a part. - William Shakespeare

101. Faithful friend from flattering foe. - William Shakespeare


102. Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find. - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare Quotes On Friendship That Will Inspire You

103. Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly. - William Shakespeare

104. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. William Shakespeare

105. Give me that man that is not passion's slave, and I will wear him in my heart's core, in my heart of heart, as I do thee. - William Shakespeare



Funny William Shakespeare Quotes


106. Come, thou monarch of the vine, Plumpy Bacchus with pink eyne! - William Shakespeare

107. Lord, what fools these mortals be! - William Shakespeare

108. Thou art a very ragged Wart. - William Shakespeare

109. I do desire we may be better strangers. - William Shakespeare

110. Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit. - William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

111. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. - William Shakespeare

112. I wish you all joy of the worm. - William Shakespeare

113. Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers. - William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare Quotes About Time


114. To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day. To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools. - William Shakespeare

115. I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. - William Shakespeare

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


117. In time we hate that which we often fear. - William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare Quotes About Time That Will Inspire You

118. I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it. - William Shakespeare

119. If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not. - William Shakespeare

120. Time travels at different speeds for different people. I can tell you who time strolls for, who it trots for, who it gallops for, and who it stops cold for. - William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare Quotes About Beauty


121. Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night. - William Shakespeare

122. For I have sworn thee fair and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. - William Shakespeare

123. Death, that hath suck'd the honey of thy breath hath had no power yet upon thy beauty. - William Shakespeare

124. Beautiful tyrant, fiend angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of divinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest - A dammed saint, an honourable villain! - William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare Quotes From Plays


125. Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage. - William Shakespeare

126. I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum. - William Shakespeare

127. This above all: to thine own self be true. - William Shakespeare

128. There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. - William Shakespeare


129. My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go. - William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

130. The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. - William Shakespeare

131. Though this be madness, yet there is method isn't. - William Shakespeare

132. O God, I could be bound in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space – were it not that I have bad dreams. - William Shakespeare

133. 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. - William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare Quotes About Music and Nature


134. If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. - William Shakespeare

135. If music be the food of love, play on. - William Shakespeare

136. I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine. - William Shakespeare

137. Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. - William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare Words Of Wisdom


138. By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. - William Shakespeare

139. Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast. - William Shakespeare

140. Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend. More than cool reason ever comprehends. - William Shakespeare

141. Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble! - William Shakespeare


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

William Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire You

143. Women may fall when there's no strength in men. -  William Shakespeare

144. Journeys end in lovers meeting, Every wise man's son doth know. - William Shakespeare

145. I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine. - William Shakespeare

146. When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. - William Shakespeare

147. A sad tale's best for winter: I have one of sprites and goblins. - William Shakespeare

148. Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. - William Shakespeare

149. Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. - William Shakespeare

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

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