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.


Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet.      

William Shakespeare

Adversity makes strange bedfellows.      

William Shakespeare

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.      

William Shakespeare

Neither a borrower nor a lender be.      

William Shakespeare

Come what may, time and hour runs through the roughest day.      

William Shakespeare

The leopard does not change his spots.      

William Shakespeare

Conscience makes cowards of us all.      

William Shakespeare

Cowards die many times before their death.      

William Shakespeare

All the world's a stage.      

William Shakespeare

Death pays all debts.      

William Shakespeare

Discretion is the better part of valor.      

William Shakespeare

Give thy thoughts no tongue.      

William Shakespeare

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.      

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

Much ado about nothing.      

William Shakespeare

Sometimes, less is more.      

William Shakespeare

Good counsellors lack no clients.      

William Shakespeare

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.     

William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.     

William Shakespeare

With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

He that is proud eats up himself. Pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise.     

William Shakespeare

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare