100 Best Shakespeare Quotes Special For You

100+ Best Shakespeare Quotes Special For You

Shakespeare Quotes – “Be or not be?” That’s a question many of us know and recognize as a classic Shakespeare passage.

But the “Bard of Avon” was not without other quotable gems—after all, he was a writer, poet, and dramatist! You’ll be reminded of some of Shakespeare’s best lines while being surprised by others.

His literary legacy includes Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Macbeth, and countless sonnets and other works. Famous Shakespeare quotes are not simply for English classes.

We can all appreciate his witty observations on society and human behavior, as well as his quick wit and wisecracks.

He can also help us appreciate language’s beauty, even vulnerable love declarations.

The best William Shakespeare quotes are here, whether you want to laugh at them or cry at them.

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Best Shakespeare Quotes Special For You

100+ Best Shakespeare Quotes Special For You

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

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

3. “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”

4. “Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.”

5. “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.”

6. “Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”

7. “Nothing can come of nothing.”

8. “How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?”

9. “What’s done can’t be undone.”

10. “How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”

11. “No legacy is so rich as honesty.”

12. “Though she be little, she is fierce.”

13. “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.”

14. “This above all; to thine own self be true.”

15. “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.”

16. “The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.”

17. “What is past is prologue.”

18. “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

19. “Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.”

20. “Small cheer and great welcome make a merry feast.”

100+ Best Shakespeare Quotes Special For You

21. “Neither a borrower nor a lender is.”

22. “‘Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.”

23. “I bear a charmed life.”

24.  “Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.”

25. “Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well, and yet words are not deeds.”

26. “Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.”

27. “Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.”

28. “In time we hate that which we often fear.”

29.  “Boldness be my friend.”

30. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”

31. “Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.”

32. “Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”

33. “When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.”

34. “Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.”

35. “Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.”

36. “And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.”

37. “All the world’s 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.”

38. “To be, or not to be: that is the question.”

39. “Words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find.”

40. “All that glisters is not gold.”

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41. “The fault…is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”

42. “Words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find.”

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

44. “And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”

45. “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”

46. “I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”

47. “My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.”

48. “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

49. “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up o-er wrought heart and bids it breaks.”

50. “Brevity is the soul of wit.”

51. “One may smile, and smile, be a villain.”

52. “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.”

53. “Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.”

54.  “Conscience doth make cowards of us all.”

55. “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on.”

56. “Et tu, Brute?”

57.“Be great in act, as you have been in thought.”

58. “If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone.”

59. “All things are ready if our mind is so.”

60. “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.”

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61. “For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; lillies that fester smell far worse than weeds.”

62. “Many a true word hath been spoken in jest.”

63. “Thought is free.”

64. “The Devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape.”

65. “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”

66. “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”

67. “The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?”

68. “Our bodies are our gardens to the which our wills are gardeners.”

69. “He jests at scars that never felt a wound.”

70. “Men should be what they seem.”

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

72. “I would not wish any companion in the world but you.”

73. “I am one who loved not wisely but too well.”

74. “Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.”

75. “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.”

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

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

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

79. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.”

80. “Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake.”

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81. “Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.”

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

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

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

85. “Love is too young to know what conscience is.”

86. “If music be the food of love, play on.”

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

88. “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

89. “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.”

90. “And yet, to say the truth, reason, and love keep little company together nowadays.”

91. “In black ink, my love may still shine bright.”

92. “Go to your bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.”

93. “See how she leans her cheek upon her hand. O, that I was a glove upon that hand that I might touch that cheek!”

94. “Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom.”

95. “Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.”

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

97. “Speak low, if you speak love.”

98. “For which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?”

99. “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it is morrow.”

100. “Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.”

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Because Shakespeare understood the underlying meaning and intricacies of life, his works are as relevant to twenty-first-century audiences as they were to sixteenth-century audiences.

These well-known lines demonstrate that he comprehended human nature in all of its manifestations: the good, the evil, and the ugly.