Best William Shakespeare Quotes : 36 Famous Quotes on Life and Love

William Shakespeare Quotes Inspiring thoughts

William Shakespeare was the greatest writer in English language and often known as England’s National Poet and “Brad of Avon”. William Shakespeare works include 38 plays, 154 Sonnets and two long narrative poems. His famous plays includes Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and many more. Shakespeare plays has been studied, performed and translated in every major languages.

William Shakespeare was born and brought up in in Startford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He got married at the age of 18 with Anne Hathaway and had  three children with her. Shakespeare kind of lived double life, one in which he was popular playwright in London and another in which he is renowned businessman at his home town Stratford. Shakespeare was a brilliant man with strong grip in vocabulary, that is why Oxford Dictionary credited him to introduce over 1700 words in English Language.

There are lots of things we can learn from Shakespeare – “Wizards of Words”. So i have collected some of the best inspiring thoughts of William Shakespeare to give you an insight of his genius mind. Let’s take a look.

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List of Best William Shakespeare Quotes : 36 Famous Quotes on Life and Love

1. “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them”

~William Shakespeare

2. “Love comforteth like sunshine after rain”

~William Shakespeare

3. “If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”

~William Shakespeare

4. “How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes!”

~William Shakespeare

5. “The course of true love never did run smooth”

~William Shakespeare

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

~William Shakespeare

7. “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool”

~William Shakespeare

8. “True nobility is exempt from fear”

~William Shakespeare

9. “See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek!”

~William Shakespeare

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

~William Shakespeare

11. “All the world’s a stage,  And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages”

~William Shakespeare

12. “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once”

~William Shakespeare

13. “If music be the food of love, play on”

~William Shakespeare

14. “Small things make base men proud”

~William Shakespeare

15.  “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:

         Words without thoughts never to heaven go”

~William Shakespeare

16. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none”

~William Shakespeare

17.  “Ignorance is the curse of God;

        Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven”

~William Shakespeare

18.  “To be, or not to be: that is the question:

         Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

        The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,

         Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,

         And by opposing end them. To die: to sleep”

~William Shakespeare

19. “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find”

~William Shakespeare

20. “Expectation is the root of all heartache”

~William Shakespeare

21. “In time we hate that which we often fear”

~William Shakespeare

22. “Men in rage strike those that wish them best”

~William Shakespeare

23. “What’s done cannot be undone”

~William Shakespeare

24. “Men at some time are the masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings”

~William Shakespeare

25. “Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, lend less than thou owest”

~William Shakespeare

26. “Men of few words are the best men”

~William Shakespeare

27. “My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break”

~William Shakespeare

28.   “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

29. “The empty vessel makes the loudest sound”

~William Shakespeare

30. “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win by fearing to attempt”

~William Shakespeare

31.  “This above all: to thine ownself be true.

         And it must follow, as the night the day,

        Thou canst not then be false to any man”

~William Shakespeare

32.  “By all the vows that ever men have broke,

         In number more than ever women spoke”

~William Shakespeare

33.   “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

34. “Everyone can master a grief but he that has it”

~William Shakespeare

35. “We know what we are, but know not what we may be”

~William Shakespeare

36. “My Drops of tears i will turn into sparks of fire”

~William Shakespeare

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Last thing to my readers, I would like to hear from you…

Let me know in comments, Which of the above William Shakespeare quotes you like the most ?

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Neeraj Kaple

Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

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