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.


One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.     

William Shakespeare

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.     

William Shakespeare

If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.     

William Shakespeare

Though those that are betray'd Do feel the treason sharply, yet the traitor Stands in worse case of woe.     

William Shakespeare

The venom clamours of a jealous woman poison more deadly than a mad dog's tooth.     

William Shakespeare

The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, Which hurts and is desired.     

William Shakespeare

Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.     

William Shakespeare

Now join hands, and with your hands your hearts.     

William Shakespeare

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.     

William Shakespeare

Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn, and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world.     

William Shakespeare

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.     

William Shakespeare

One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.     

William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.      

William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.     

William Shakespeare

Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.     

William Shakespeare

The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite.     

William Shakespeare

I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say — I love you.     

William Shakespeare

Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, did my heart fly at your service.     

William Shakespeare

O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frightened thee, 1710. That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness?     

William Shakespeare

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.     

William Shakespeare