William Shakespeare is a great English playwright and poet. Shakespeare’s plays present today’s people and situations. An emotional reality appears in his characters.
Today, people know because of famous plays like Romeo-Juliet and Hamlet.
He is also called England’s national poet. His plays have been translated into many languages of the world. So let know about this great writer and see some William Shakespeare Quotes and Facts.
Who Is Shakespeare?
William Shakespeare’s full name is William John Shakespeare. He was born in Stratford, England, although no one is aware of his date of birth.
His father’s name was John Richard Shakespeare was a priest of the borough and a successful glove-maker and his mother Mary Shakespeare, the daughter of a wealthy landowner.
Shakespeare Education And Marriage :
Shakespeare is studied at King’s New School in Stratford and would have studied Latin classical grammar. When he was 18 years old, he was married to 26-year-old Anne Hathaway, 8 years older than him.
Shakespeare Career :
There is no specific information about what he worked before writing, but there is a lot of belief about him that he was appointed as a schoolmaster by Alexander Haughton.
When he started writing, it can be guessed that his published plays had appeared in London till 1592, then we can tell that he would have started writing in 1585 or thereafter.
After 1594, Shakespeare’s plays were performed by Lord Chamberlain Main.
In 1599, the company built its theater on the southern bank of the River Thames and due to that company he had become quite wealthy.
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In 1597, he bought the second-largest house in Stratford, and in 1605, invested in one share. Some of Shakespeare’s plays were published in quarto editions after which he became quite famous.
Throughout his career, Shakespeare spent all his time in London and Stratford.
After 1610, Shakespeare wrote fewer plays. Shakespeare took retirement in the last years of his life. Shakespeare went to London during 1611–1614 and in March 1613, he bought a guesthouse in the former Blackigars.
He lived with his son-in-law, John Hall, for several weeks in November 1614.
Shakespeare Death :
Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616 at the age of 52, and no one knew what caused him to die. He made his will a month before his death. Shakespeare was buried in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church two days after his death.
He made 14 comedies plays, 10 history plays, 12 Tragedies plays, 6 romance plays and 154 sonnets, 2 long narrative poems and a few other minor poems throughout his life.
Shakespeare Amazing Facts :
1) Shakespeare’s wife Anne (26) was 3 months pregnant when they married.
2) The first publishing of Shakespeare’s works is the ‘First Folio’ published in 1623.
3) Shakespeare wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets.
4) Shakespeare was the most quoted author in Samuel Johnson’s early “Dictionary of the English Language”
5) Shakespeare has given around 1,700 – 3,000 new words to the English language.
6) Shakespeare has used 29,000 vocabulary in his life.
7) In his will, he gave only one bed to his wife (Anne).
8) Shakespeare’s plays contain 200 references to dogs and 600 references to birds.
9) He was known by more than 80 different names by others in his time.
William Shakespeare Quotes :
Time goes on crutches till love has all his rites. ― Shakespeare
what cannot be saved when fate takes, patience her injury a mockery makes. ― Shakespeare
Follow your spirit. ― Shakespeare
For trust not him that hath once broken faith. ― Shakespeare
When the mind’s free, the Body’s delicate. ― Shakespeare
Some soul of good is always present in evil things. ― Shakespeare
Sudden happiness mostly ends suddenly. ― Shakespeare
Unnatural actions always cause unnatural troubles. ― Shakespeare
If you’re angry, you’ll run away. ― Shakespeare
The web of our life is like a thread that has both good and ill together. ― Shakespeare
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Don’t trust the person who has broken faith once. ― Shakespeare
The devil can also refer to the Holy Scriptures for his purpose. ― Shakespeare
If music is the food of love, then it must be played. ― Shakespeare
Some are born great, others achieve greatness. ― Shakespeare
Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit. ― Shakespeare
If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone. ― Shakespeare
Finding faithful friends is a very difficult task. ― Shakespeare
When sorrows come, they come not single spies. But in battalions! So always be ready for sorrow. ― Shakespeare
Incompleteness is the soul of understanding. ― Shakespeare
In anger, people often attack those who wish them well. ― Shakespeare
When we are born, we cry that we come to this great stage of fools. ― Shakespeare
You can’t lose a game if you don’t play the game. ― Shakespeare
We should only be cruel to be kind so that bad begins and worse remains behind. ― Shakespeare
Just let me walk then I will strive with things impossible too. ― Shakespeare
fair is foul and foul is fair, It spreads through both fog and dirty air. ― Shakespeare
Do not dispute with him because she is crazy. ― Shakespeare
Good night, good night! A farewell is such a feeling of sweet sorrow that I would call a good night of sorrow. ― Shakespeare
Be crazy, but there is no way this can happen. ― Shakespeare
Your suspicions are treasonous and that scare you from making an effort. ― Shakespeare
Our expectations are the root of all our pain. ― Shakespeare
Life is a story told by a fool. Which is full of noise and wrath, in which nothing is indicative. ― Shakespeare
Crying means reducing the depth of sorrow. ― Shakespeare
Listen to a lot of people, talk to a few people. ― Shakespeare
Our life is like our dream, and our little dream-like life also goes to sleep. ― Shakespeare
If one is always smiling, he can be a villain. ― Shakespeare
How far a small candle can throw its light, so spread your light by doing good work in this tired world. ― Shakespeare
Don’t assume I’m the same as I was before. ― Shakespeare
Men are masters of their destiny at some point. ― Shakespeare
Over time we begin to hate what we often fear. ― Shakespeare
My words flew away and my thoughts remained down. And words never go to heaven without thoughts. ― Shakespeare
Famous Shakespeare Quotes :
Things without all remedy should be without regard. ― Shakespeare
Reputation is a useless and most false imposition. ― Shakespeare
The devil also has the power to take on pleasurable shapes. ― Shakespeare
It’s easy for someone to joke about scars if they’ve never been cut. ― Shakespeare
Although I am not naturally honest, I sometimes happen by chance. ― Shakespeare
The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness. ― Shakespeare
There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will. ― Shakespeare
You should never make a bad sound more than once to condemn music. ― Shakespeare
We all are men, in our own natures frail, and capable of our flesh. ― Shakespeare
True hope is swift and flies with swallow’s wings. ― Shakespeare
Those who say that you have a good face say the deadliest lies to you. ― Shakespeare
None can be called deformed but the unkind. ― Shakespeare
I think the man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion. ― Shakespeare
Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. ― Shakespeare
God shall be my hope, my stay, my guide and lantern to my feet. ― Shakespeare
Being born is like being kidnapped and then sold into slavery. ― Shakespeare
The wise powers deny us for our good; so find our profit by losing of our prayers. ― Shakespeare
The miserable have no medicine other than hope. ― Shakespeare
God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools, let them use their talents. ― Shakespeare
Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law. ― Shakespeare
The small amount of foolery wise men have makes a great show. ― Shakespeare
There is a special strength in our needs that can make zero things precious. ― Shakespeare
Today’s era is quite terrible in which idiots govern the blind. ― Shakespeare
Good without evil is like light without the darkness which in turn is like righteousness without hope. ― Shakespeare
Short Shakespeare Quotes :
Not every shiny thing is gold. ― Shakespeare
Every violent pleasure ends violently. ― Shakespeare
It is still the winter of our discontent. ― Shakespeare
Always looks like an innocent flower. ― Shakespeare
Discretion makes us all cowards. ― Shakespeare
What’s past is prologue. ― Shakespeare
What has been done cannot be undone. ― Shakespeare
Doubt can only haunt the guilty mind. ― Shakespeare
My Crown is in my heart, not on my head. ― Shakespeare
I think we all should try to be better strangers. ― Shakespeare
There is nothing serious in mortality. ― Shakespeare
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith. ― Shakespeare
All that glisters is not gold. ― Shakespeare
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. ― Shakespeare
Who is it that can tell me who I am? ― Shakespeare
I must be gone and live, or stay and die. ― Shakespeare
The prince of darkness is a gentleman! ― Shakespeare
All things are ready if our mind be so. ― Shakespeare
No legacy is so rich as honesty. ― Shakespeare
We should do great things as we think. ― Shakespeare
William Shakespeare Inspirational Quotes :
Walk wisely and slowly when you are on an unfamiliar way. ― Shakespeare
If there is goodwill, there is a great way. ― Shakespeare
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Have more than you show and speak less than you know. ― Shakespeare
Discretion is an excellent part of valor. ― Shakespeare
Take it in what sense thou wilt. ― Shakespeare
For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds. ― Shakespeare
Our bodies are our gardens and there our wills are gardeners. ― Shakespeare
Men of few words are the best men. ― Shakespeare
Speak what you feel, not what you ought to say. ― Shakespeare
Educated men are the most influential! ― Shakespeare
The thought is free. Therefore, you should keep thinking to make yourself better. ― Shakespeare
Silence is the most perfect form of joy. ― Shakespeare
William Shakespeare Quotes About Life :
Unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love. ― Shakespeare
Let me be who I am. ― Shakespeare
It is true that many true words have been spoken in jest. ― Shakespeare
We should be proud of the death that takes us one day. ― Shakespeare
All’s well that ends well. ― Shakespeare
I have set my life upon a cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die. ― Shakespeare
William Shakespeare Quotes About Love :
If music is the food of love, let’s play it. ― Shakespeare
Do not swear by the moon, because it constantly changes. And in the same way, your love will also change. ― Shakespeare
Mostly those who don’t show their love, they don’t love you. ― Shakespeare
Love can transpose to form and dignity. ― Shakespeare
Just like the sun gives relief after the rain, in the same way, love is relaxing. ― Shakespeare
My only love is made of my hate. ― Shakespeare
Love is blind and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit. ― Shakespeare
When a young woman in love is in pain, it feels like patience on a smiling monument. ― Shakespeare
If you love someone, then love in moderation. This is the key to long-lasting love. Because too fast is as bad as slow. ― Shakespeare
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. ― Shakespeare
Where little fears grow great, great love grows there. ― Shakespeare
Love is just a good madness. ― Shakespeare
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