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.


Don't trust the person who has broken faith once.     

William Shakespeare

Love all, trust few.     

William Shakespeare

Rumor is a pipe blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures.     

William Shakespeare

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.     

William Shakespeare

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give thee, the more I have, For both are infinite.     

William Shakespeare

Thought is free.     

William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth.     

William Shakespeare

I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

Wishers were ever fools.     

William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth.     

William Shakespeare

Who knows himself a braggart, let him fear this, for it will come to pass that every braggart shall be found an ass.     

William Shakespeare

If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me.     

William Shakespeare

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.     

William Shakespeare

Eyes, look your last! Arms, take your last embrace.     

William Shakespeare

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.     

William Shakespeare

People usually are the happiest at home.     

William Shakespeare

The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.     

William Shakespeare

No legacy is so rich as Honesty.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.     

William Shakespeare

And though she be but little, she is fierce.     

William Shakespeare

If music be the food of love, play on.     

William Shakespeare

There's small choice in rotten apples.     

William Shakespeare

To thine own self be true.     

William Shakespeare

Oft expectation fails, and most oft there where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest, and despair most fits.     

William Shakespeare

All days are nights to see till I see thee, And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.     

William Shakespeare

Death is a fearful thing.     

William Shakespeare

Do as the heavens have done, forget your evil; With them forgive yourself.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare