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.


Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are our gardeners.     

William Shakespeare

As true as steel, as plantage to the moon, as sun to day, at turtle to her mate, as iron to adamant, as earth to centre.     

William Shakespeare

Happy Wednesday! Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.     

William Shakespeare

Time is very slow for those who wait. Very fast for those who are scared. Very long for those who lament. Very short for those who celebrate. But for those who love, time is eternal.     

William Shakespeare

When I saw you I fell in love. And you smiled because you knew.     

William Shakespeare

Go girl, seek happy nights to happy days.     

William Shakespeare

Then, my queen, in silence sad trip we after night's shade. We the globe can compass soon, swifter than the wand'ring moon.     

William Shakespeare

Though fortune's malice overthrow my state, My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.     

William Shakespeare

God, the best maker of all marriages, Combine your hearts into one.     

William Shakespeare

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.     

William Shakespeare

How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?     

William Shakespeare

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.     

William Shakespeare

I let fall the windows of mine eyes.     

William Shakespeare

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.     

William Shakespeare

Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand, blood and revenge are hammering in my head.     

William Shakespeare

Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.     

William Shakespeare

O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down and steep my sense in forgetfulness?     

William Shakespeare

Use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping?     

William Shakespeare

I understand a fury in your words but not your words.     

William Shakespeare

We wound our modesty and make foul the clearness of our deservings, when of ourselves we publish them.     

William Shakespeare

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.     

William Shakespeare

Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.     

William Shakespeare

Few love to hear the sins they love to act.     

William Shakespeare

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.     

William Shakespeare

Pure lips, sweet seals in my soft lips imprinted. What bargains may I make still to be sealing?     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.     

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