200+ "William Shakespeare" Quotes And Sayings

William Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest writers in the English language. His works continue to be studied in universities across the world. He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in 1564. He died on April 23, 1616, at the age of 52.

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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. William Shakespeare
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Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. William Shakespeare
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This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. William Shakespeare
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The course of true love never did run smooth. William Shakespeare
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O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father refuse thy name, thou art thyself thou not a montegue, what is montegue? tis nor hand nor foot nor any other part belonging to a man What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, So Romeo would were he not Romeo called retain such dear perfection to which he owes without that title, Romeo, Doth thy name! And for that name which is no part of thee, take all thyself. William Shakespeare
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Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it. William Shakespeare
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Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow. William Shakespeare
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Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no, it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand'ring barque, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved. William Shakespeare
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Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date: Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines, And too often is his gold complexion dimm'd: And every fair from fair sometimes declines, By chance or natures changing course untrimm'd; By thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou growest: So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this and this gives life to thee. William Shakespeare
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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) William Shakespeare
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They do not love that do not show their love. William Shakespeare
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Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change. William Shakespeare
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Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no, it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand'ring bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken." William Shakespeare
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And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays. William Shakespeare
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I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me. William Shakespeare
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Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact: One sees more devils than vast hell can hold, That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt:The poet's eye, in fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven; And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. William Shakespeare
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O serpent heart hid with a flowering face! Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave? Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of devinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest - A dammed saint, an honourable villain! William Shakespeare
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...Who could refrain, That had a heart to love, and in that heart Courage to make love known? William Shakespeare
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Sweets to the sweet. William Shakespeare
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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