William Shakespeare Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old William Shakespeare quotes, William Shakespeare sayings, and William Shakespeare proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


So we grew together Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, but yet a union in partition, two lovely berries moulded in one stem     

William Shakespeare

We came into the world like brother and brother; And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.

William Shakespeare

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever, One foot in sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never.

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It is a wise father that knows his own child.     

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With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come.

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The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.      

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Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude.     

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Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.

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There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass.

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It is a wise father that knows his own child.     

William Shakespeare

Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.

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Have more than you show. Speak less than you know.

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Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.     

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We know what we are, but not what we may be.

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Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

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I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.

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

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To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

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Never play with the feelings of others, because you may win the game, but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for life time.

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What is past is prologue.

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Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.     

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Grief fills the room up of my absent child, lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words.

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If music be the food of love, play on.

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God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

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April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.     

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Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.     

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

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We came into the world like brother and brother; And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.

William Shakespeare

Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.     

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To weep is to make less the depth of grief.     

William Shakespeare