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.


Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

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

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

Forever, and forever, farewell, Cassius! If we do meet again, why, we shall smile; If not, why then this parting was well made.     

William Shakespeare

Farewell, fair cruelty.     

William Shakespeare

Farewell, my sister, fare thee well. The elements be kind to thee, and make thy spirits all of comfort: fare thee well.     

William Shakespeare

Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.     

William Shakespeare

And as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet's pen turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name.     

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

That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold.     

William Shakespeare

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.     

William Shakespeare

So dear I love him that with him, All deaths I could endure. Without him, live no life.     

William Shakespeare

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.     

William Shakespeare

There's many a man has more hair than wit.     

William Shakespeare

This most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o — erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire.     

William Shakespeare

Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world. Like a Colossus; and we petty men. Walk under his huge legs, and peep about. To find ourselves dishonourable graves.     

William Shakespeare

In delay there lies no plenty.     

William Shakespeare

O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.     

William Shakespeare

When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night, And pay no worship to the garish sun.     

William Shakespeare

Bait the hook well. This fish will bite.     

William Shakespeare

The wine-cup is the little silver well, Where truth, if truth there be, doth dwell.     

William Shakespeare

A nun of winter's sisterhood kisses not more religiously; the very ice of chastity is in them.     

William Shakespeare

This world to me is like a lasting storm,Whirring me from my friends.     

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

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

William Shakespeare

As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.     

William Shakespeare

A scar nobly got is a good livery of honor.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.     

William Shakespeare