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100 William Shakespeare Quotes On Life, Beauty, Wisom And More

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William Shakespeare continues to be the most quoted English writer even after 400 years since his death. Some people love William Shakespeare’s quotes for their beauty, many other quotes are extremely popular for their wisdom. This list has the 100 most famous Shakespeare quotes of all time.

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

-William Shakespeare

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2. “Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.”

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3. “The prince of darkness is a gentleman!”

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

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5. “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

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6. “When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”

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7. “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”

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

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

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10. “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”

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11. “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”

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12. “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

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13. “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”

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14. “Presume not that I am the thing I was.”

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15. “Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.”

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16. “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.”

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

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

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19. “This above all: to thine own self be true.”

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20. “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”

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21. “To be or not to be that is the question.”

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22. “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.”

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

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24. “Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.”

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25. “The golden age is before us, not behind us.”

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26. “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, His acts being seven ages.”

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27. “If you love and get hurt, love more. If you love more and hurt more, love even more. If you love even more and get hurt even more, love some more until it hurts no more…”

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

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29. “Who is it that can tell me who I am?”

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

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31. “Though she be but little, she is fierce!”

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

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33. “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”

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34. “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

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35. “These violent delights have violent ends.”

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

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37. “Never play with the feelings of others. Because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time.”

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

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39. “What’s done cannot be undone.”

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40. “Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.”

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

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42. “I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.”

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43. “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

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

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45. “Some are born great, others achieve greatness.”

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

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47. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

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48. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

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

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50. “But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”

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51. “Listen to many, speak to a few.”

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52. “If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumber’d here While these visions did appear.”

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53. “I despised my arrival on this earth and I despise my departure; it is a tragedy.”

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

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55. “There was a star danced, and under that was I born.”

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56. “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.”

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

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

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59. “I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?”

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60. “If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.”

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61. “Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.”

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62. “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”

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63. “O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t!”

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64. “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. Act V, Scene V.”

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65. “I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more, is none.”

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66. “Me, poor man, my library was dukedom large enough.”

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67. “O, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd! She was a vixen when she went to school; And though she be but little, she is fierce.”

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68. “I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.”

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69. “The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.”

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70. “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

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71. “All days are nights to see till I see thee, And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.”

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72. “It is a wise father who knows his own child.”

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

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74. “Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done.”

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75. “As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.”

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76. “These violent delights have violent ends And in their triump die, like fire and powder Which, as they kiss, consume.”

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77. “God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.”

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78. “Like madness is the glory of life.”

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79. “There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the floud, leads on to fortune ommitted, all the voyage of their lives are bound in shallows and in miseries.”

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80. “Come what come may, time and the hour run through the roughest day.”

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81. “O God, I could be bound in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space – were it not that I have bad dreams.”

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82. “Peace? I hate the word as I hate hell and all Montagues.”

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

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84. “When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

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

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86. “All things are ready, if our mind be so.”

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87. “The breaking of so great a thing should make A greater crack: the round world Should have shook lions into civil streets, And citizens to their dens.”

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88. “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”

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89. “Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”

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90. “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”

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91. “Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.”

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92. “The robb’d that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.”

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93. “Absence from those we love is self from self – a deadly banishment.”

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94. “I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.”

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95. “Lovers and madmen have such seething brains Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends.”

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96. “Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever,- One foot in sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never.”

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97. “I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.”

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98. “Women may fall when there’s no strength in men. Act II.”

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99. “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.”

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100. “So full of artless jealousy is guilt, It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.”

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