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.


We came into the world like brother and brother; And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.     

William Shakespeare

There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.     

William Shakespeare

Mechanic slaves with greasy aprons, rules, and hammers.     

William Shakespeare

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.     

William Shakespeare

These earthly godfathers of Heaven's lights, that give a name to every fixed star, have no more profit of their shining nights than those that walk and know not what they are.     

William Shakespeare

But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on, leaving no track behind.     

William Shakespeare

The eagle suffers little birds to sing, And is not careful what they mean thereby.     

William Shakespeare

Death remembered should be like a mirror, Who tells us life's but breath, to trust it error.     

William Shakespeare

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.     

William Shakespeare

Thou art all ice. Thy kindness freezes.     

William Shakespeare

Nothing is so common place as to wish to be remarkable.     

William Shakespeare

There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip; Nay, her foot speaks.     

William Shakespeare

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.     

William Shakespeare

Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.     

William Shakespeare

Security is the chief enemy of mortals.     

William Shakespeare

Un-thread the rude eye of rebellion, and welcome home again discarded faith.     

William Shakespeare

Rebellion in this land shall lose his sway, Meeting the check of such another day; And since this business so fair is done, Let us not leave till all our own be won.     

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

The will is deaf and hears no heedful friends.     

William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.     

William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare

Never shame to hear what you have nobly done.     

William Shakespeare

Bondage is hoarse, and may not speak aloud.     

William Shakespeare

Corruption wins not more than honesty.     

William Shakespeare

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.     

William Shakespeare

Un-thread the rude eye of rebellion, and welcome home again discarded faith.     

William Shakespeare

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.     

William Shakespeare

Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.     

William Shakespeare

What's gone, and what's past help, Should be past grief.     

William Shakespeare

And his unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love.     

William Shakespeare