William Shakespeare Quotes

Find a collection of William Shakespeare quotes. This English Dramatist, and Poet is famous for his written work, which continues to inspire people today. He lived from 1564 - 1616. Enjoy these inspirational quotes from William Shakespeare.

Action is eloquence.
William Shakespeare

Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.
William Shakespeare

Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.
William Shakespeare

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

How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees.
William Shakespeare

Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word.
William Shakespeare

Strong reasons make strong actions.
William Shakespeare

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
William Shakespeare

Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
William Shakespeare

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

So shines a good deed in a weary world.
William Shakespeare

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

Boldness be my friend.
William Shakespeare

Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.
William Shakespeare

Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
William Shakespeare

It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.
William Shakespeare

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

Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.
William Shakespeare

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body.
William Shakespeare

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

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
William Shakespeare

Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
William Shakespeare

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.
William Shakespeare

In time we hate that which we often fear.
William Shakespeare

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
William Shakespeare

Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
William Shakespeare

While thou livest keep a good tongue in thy head.
William Shakespeare

This above all: to thine own self be true.
William Shakespeare

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
William Shakespeare

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

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

Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no words can utter.
William Shakespeare

In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility.
William Shakespeare

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

There is no darkness but ignorance.
William Shakespeare

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
William Shakespeare

Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.
William Shakespeare



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