William Shakespeare Quotes On Love and Life

William Shakespeare quotes are as relevant today as they were centuries ago. Here are some of my favorite quotes

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William Shakespeare’s personal life

William Shakespeare was born in 1564 to a middle-class family in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon. He was a bright and talented child, and at a young age, he showed a talent for writing and storytelling. 

Shakespeare attended the local grammar school, where he learned Latin and Greek.

Shakespeare began his career as an actor and playwright in the late 1580s.

He quickly became one of the most popular writers in England. His plays were performed all over the country, and he became a wealthy man.

Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in 1582. The couple had three children: Susanna, twins Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet died at the age of 11.

Shakespeare retired from the stage in 1610 and moved to Stratford-upon-Avon. He died in 1616 and was buried in the local church.

Shakespeare’s poetic works

Shakespeare’s plays were first published in 1597. His most famous plays include Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello.

Shakespeare’s works are known for their poetic language and their rich characters. His plays have been studied and performed for centuries, and they continue to be one of the most popular forms of entertainment.

Shakespeare’s legacy

His plays have been translated into every major language and are performed all over the world. Many of his works are considered to be masterpieces, and they continue to be studied and performed centuries after they were written. Shakespeare‘s legacy is undeniable, and his influence is still felt today.

William Shakespeare quotes that will provoke your thoughts

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

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

3. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

4. “When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”

5. “I say there is no darkness but ignorance.”

6. “Listen to many, speak to a few.”

7. “What’s done cannot be undone.”

8. “Some are born great, others achieve greatness.”

9. “No legacy is so rich as honesty.”

10. “And sleep, that sometime shuts up sorrow’s eye, Steal me awhile from mine own company.”

11. “To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.”

12. “I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains.”

William Shakespeare quotes about life

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13. “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”

14. “Expectation is the root of all heartache.”

15. “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”

16. “Men’s evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.”

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

18. “Like madness is the glory of this life.”

William Shakespeare quotes on love

19. “Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.”

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

21. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”

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

23. “They do not love that do not show their love.”

24. “Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is! (Act 1, scene 1)”

25. “If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.”

26. “I do love nothing in the world so well as you- is not that strange?”

27. “I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.”

28. “Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.”

29. “a young woman in love always looks like patience on a monument smiling at grief”

30. “The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, which still we thank as love.”

31. “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.”

32. “Journeys end in lovers meeting.”

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33. “Love sought is good, but giv’n unsought is better.”

34. “If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.”

35. “Out of my sight! Thou dost infect mine eyes.”

36. “Love is merely a madness.”

37. “I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine.”

38. “When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.”

39. “Lovers and madmen have such seething brains Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends.”

40. “Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.”

41. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.”

William Shakespeare quotes about death

42. “Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death.”

43. “Where hateful Death put on his ugliest mask.”

44. “The valiant never taste of death but once.”

45. “Cowards die many times before their deaths.”

46. “To rush into the secret house of death.”

47. Unsubstantial Death is amorous.”

48. “Whose heart the accustom’d sight of death makes hard.”

49. “Though Death be poor, it ends a mortal woe.”

50. “Then have we a prescription to die when Death is our physician.”

51. “Death lies on her like an untimely frost.”

William Shakespeare quotes on success

52. “Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” 

53. “Silence is the perfectest herault of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.”

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

55. “I always feel happy, you know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone, expectations always hurt. Life is short, so love your life, be happy and keep smiling.” 

56. “Always the wrong person gives you the right lesson in life.” 

57. “If money go before, all ways do lie open.”

58. “All the worlds 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.”

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