William Shakespeare Quotes

To be, or not to be: that is the question If we are true to ourselves, we cannot false to anyone. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. If money go before, all ways do lie open. When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fool. I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire. Have more than you show, speak less than you know. Hell is empty and all the devils are here. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. No legacy is so rich as honesty. Always the wrong person gives you the right lesson in life. Expectatiton is the root of all heartache. Make not your thoughts your prisons. Now is the winter of our discontent. A man can die but once. I am one who loved not wisely but too well. 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. All that glisters is not gold. What’s in a name? A rose by any name would smell as sweet. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If music be the food of love play on. Frailty, thy name is woman. To thine own self be true. The better part of valor is discretion Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. The lady doth protest too much, methinks. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child! The course of true love never did run smooth. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interrèd with their bones. We know what we are, but know not what we may be. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse! Lord, what fools these mortals be! Nothing will come of nothing.

William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

British playwright, poet and actor William Shakespeare widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's gratest dramatist.