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.


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

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

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

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.     

William Shakespeare

What is past is prologue.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

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.     

William Shakespeare

If music be the food of love, play on.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.     

William Shakespeare

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.     

William Shakespeare

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

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

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

William Shakespeare

To weep is to make less the depth of grief.     

William Shakespeare

The teeming Autumn big with rich increase, bearing the wanton burden of the prime like widowed wombs after their lords decease.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried.     

William Shakespeare

Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.     

William Shakespeare

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.     

William Shakespeare

And oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.     

William Shakespeare

It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.     

William Shakespeare

No reckoning made, but sent to my account with all my imperfections on my head.     

William Shakespeare

Parting is such sweet sorrow.     

William Shakespeare

Adieu! I have too grieved a heart to take a tedious leave.     

William Shakespeare

Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.     

William Shakespeare