William Shakespeare Quotes

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Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, also considered the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.

William Shakespeare Quotes

    • The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
    • Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none
    • Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
    • A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
    • No legacy is so rich as honesty
    • When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
    • God has given you one face, and you make yourself another
    • Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
    • 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?
    • There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
    • Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
    • This above all; to thine own self be true.

    • It is a wise father that knows his own child.

    • This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is 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.
    • Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
    • Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.
    • Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
    • The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
    • Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge
    • Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
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