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.


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

William Shakespeare

Fight till the last gasp.     

William Shakespeare

Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once.     

William Shakespeare

Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.     

William Shakespeare

New friends may be poems but old friends are alphabets. Don't forget the alphabets because you will need them to read the poems.     

William Shakespeare

The best safety lies in fear.     

William Shakespeare

Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.     

William Shakespeare

The love of heaven makes one heavenly     

William Shakespeare

Heaven–the treasury of everlasting life.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.     

William Shakespeare

All things are ready, if our minds be so.     

William Shakespeare

Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.     

William Shakespeare

And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed.     

William Shakespeare

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.     

William Shakespeare

Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.     

William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.     

William Shakespeare

O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!     

William Shakespeare

I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains.     

William Shakespeare

Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.     

William Shakespeare

Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious than life.     

William Shakespeare

If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.     

William Shakespeare

This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad.     

William Shakespeare

Grief makes one hour ten.     

William Shakespeare

For a quart of Ale is a meal for a King.     

William Shakespeare

For a quart of ale is a dish for a king.     

William Shakespeare

If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, And hug it in mine arms.     

William Shakespeare

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.     

William Shakespeare

Fire that's closest kept burns most of all.     

William Shakespeare

Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.     

William Shakespeare