Most of you have probably heard the name William Shakespeare. That’s not surprising for he was a big thing. A famous writer of famous literature pieces. In fact, he contributed and shared lots of famous quotes and sayings. I find most of William Shakespeare quotes as inspirational and encouraging. Being one of his fans and being one of my favorite writers, I’ve come up with an idea of sharing some of the best Shakespeare quotes about love, life, earth, dream and others.

I always encounter some of the best quotes by William Shakespeare on Facebook, especially those with images and pictures. I find that cute! So I’d like to do the same. Below is the collection of quotes and sayings by Shakespeare. I hope you enjoy reading them as much I do. Enjoy!

Famous Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare, being known as one of the greatest writer of all time, have contributed many sayings that most of us are sharing via social media, emails, card wordings etc. Here are some of the best and all-time favorite quotes of Shakespeare.

A fool thinks himself to be wise,
But a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
~ William Shakespeare

Some are born great,
some achieve greatness,
and some have greatness thrust upon them.
~ William Shakespeare

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

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
~ William Shakespeare

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
~ William Shakespeare

Ignorance is the curse of God;
Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
~ William Shakespeare

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
~ William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
When a son gives to his father, both cry.
~ William Shakespeare

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
~ William Shakespeare

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
~ William Shakespeare

Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well;
and yet words are not deeds.
~ William Shakespeare

I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
~ William Shakespeare

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition;
Oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
~ William Shakespeare

Speak low, if you speak love.
~ William Shakespeare

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great,
some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
~ William Shakespeare

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

William Shakespeare Love Quotes

Shakespeare is also well-noted for his romantic nature. It can be shown in some of his literature pieces like Romeo and Juliet. From those pieces, He came up with lots of quotes about love. I listed out some of the popular Shakespeare love quotes and sayings that you might be looking for.

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
~ William Shakespeare

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
~ William Shakespeare

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.
~ William Shakespeare

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
~ 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

“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

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

Eternity was in our lips and eyes,
Bliss in our brows’ bent; none our parts so poor
But was a race of heaven
~ William Shakespeare

Such is my love, to thee I so belong,
That for thy right myself will bear all wrong.
~ William Shakespeare

One half of me is yours, the other half yours
Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours,
And so all yours.
~ William Shakespeare

I love thee so, that, maugre all thy pride,
Nor wit nor reason can my passion hide.
Do not extort thy reasons from this clause,
For that I woo, thou therefore hast no cause
But rather reason thus with reason fetter,
Love sought is good, but given unsought better.
~ William Shakespeare

Love is a smoke made with the fumes of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears;
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.

Love is a spirit all compact of fire.
~ William Shakespeare

Love is like a child, That longs for everything it can come by
~ William Shakespeare

You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant;
But yet you draw not iron, for my heart
Is true as steel: leave you your power to draw,
And I shall have no power to follow you.
~ William Shakespeare

No sooner met but they looked;
No sooner looked but they loved;
No sooner loved but they sighed;
No sooner signed but they asked one another the reason;
No sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy;
And in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage…
~ William Shakespeare

All lovers swear more performance than they are able,
and yet reserve an ability that they never perform;
vowing more than the perfection of ten,
and discharging less than the tenth part of one.
~ William Shakespeare

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain,
But Lust’s effect is tempest after sun;
Love’s gentle spring doth always fresh remain,
Lust’s winter comes ere summer half be done;
Love surfeits not, Lust like a glutton dies;
Love is all truth, Lust full of forged lies.
~ William Shakespeare

Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
~ William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Quotes on Life

Be not afraid of greatness.
Some are born great,
Some achieve greatness,
And others have greatness thrust upon them.
~ William Shakespeare

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
~ William Shakespeare

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.”
~ 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

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

An overflow of good converts to bad.
~ William Shakespeare

Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
~ William Shakespeare

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
~ William Shakespeare

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win by fearing to attempt.
~ William Shakespeare

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
~ William Shakespeare

Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land;
The great ones eat up the little ones.
~ William Shakespeare

The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
~ William Shakespeare

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
~ William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet Quotes

Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous and popular work of fiction of William Shakespeare. There are so many lines and verses there that stand out. Here are some of the popular and well-noted quotes from Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare.

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
~ 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

These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triump die, like fire and powder
Which, as they kiss, consume”
~ William Shakespeare

Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”
~ William Shakespeare

Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake-
It’s everything except what it is!
~ William Shakespeare

Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.
~ William Shakespeare

If love be rough with you, be rough with love.
Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.
~ William Shakespeare

You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings
and soar with them above a common bound.
~ William Shakespeare

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
~ William Shakespeare

A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:
Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;
Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished:
For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
~ William Shakespeare

Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly.
then your love would also change.
~ William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Friendship Quotes

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

Keep thy friend
Under thy own life’s key.
~ William Shakespeare

To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes,
Recanting goodness, sorry ere ’tis shown;
But where there is true friendship, there needs none.

I would not wish
Any companion in the world but you.
~ William Shakespeare

That which I would discover
The law of friendship bids me to conceal.
~ William Shakespeare

Love, friendship, charity, are subjects all
To envious and calumniating time.
~ William Shakespeare

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel.
~ William Shakespeare

A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities.
~ William Shakespeare

Friendship is constant in all things
Save in the office and affairs of love.
~ William Shakespeare

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