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.

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare
Fight till the last gasp. William Shakespeare
Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare
Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes. William Shakespeare
New friends may be poems but old friends are alphabets. Don't forget the alphabets because you will need them to read the poems. William Shakespeare
The best safety lies in fear. William Shakespeare
Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety. William Shakespeare
The love of heaven makes one heavenly William Shakespeare
Heaven–the treasury of everlasting life. William Shakespeare
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. William Shakespeare
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. William Shakespeare
All things are ready, if our minds be so. William Shakespeare
Give every man your ear, but few thy voice. Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. William Shakespeare
And he goes through life, his mouth open, and his mind closed. William Shakespeare
Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered. William Shakespeare
Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. William Shakespeare
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. William Shakespeare
O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts! William Shakespeare
I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains. William Shakespeare
Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise. William Shakespeare
Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious than life. William Shakespeare
If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul. William Shakespeare
This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad. William Shakespeare
Grief makes one hour ten. William Shakespeare
For a quart of Ale is a meal for a King. William Shakespeare
For a quart of ale is a dish for a king. William Shakespeare
If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, And hug it in mine arms. William Shakespeare
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. William Shakespeare
Fire that's closest kept burns most of all. William Shakespeare
Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear. William Shakespeare