William Shakespeare Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old William Shakespeare quotes, William Shakespeare sayings, and William Shakespeare proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet. William Shakespeare
Adversity makes strange bedfellows. William Shakespeare
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. William Shakespeare
Neither a borrower nor a lender be. William Shakespeare
Come what may, time and hour runs through the roughest day. William Shakespeare
The leopard does not change his spots. William Shakespeare
Conscience makes cowards of us all. William Shakespeare
Cowards die many times before their death. William Shakespeare
All the world's a stage. William Shakespeare
Death pays all debts. William Shakespeare
Discretion is the better part of valor. William Shakespeare
Give thy thoughts no tongue. William Shakespeare
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare
Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow. William Shakespeare
Much ado about nothing. William Shakespeare
Sometimes, less is more. William Shakespeare
Good counsellors lack no clients. William Shakespeare
So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet a union in partition, Two lovely berries moulded in one stem William Shakespeare
We came into the world like brother and brother; And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another. William Shakespeare
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever, One foot in sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never. William Shakespeare
It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare
With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come. William Shakespeare
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. William Shakespeare
Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude. William Shakespeare
He that is proud eats up himself. Pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise. William Shakespeare
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered. William Shakespeare
There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass. William Shakespeare
It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare
Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart. William Shakespeare
Have more than you show. Speak less than you know. William Shakespeare