William Shakespeare Quotes

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 :

Title page of the Shakespeare first book 'First Folio'
Title page of the Shakespeare first book ‘First Folio’, 1623.

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 :

Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was buried.

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 :

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 :

William Shakespeare Quotes
You can talk about anything to infinity. ― 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

William Shakespeare Quotes
Let the old wrinkles come with joy and laughter. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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

William Shakespeare Quotation
We know what we are, but we do not know what we will be. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Famous Shakespeare Phrases
To be, or not to be: that is the question. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Greatest Shakespeare Quotes
The fault is not in our stars but in ourselves. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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

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Let the stars hide their fire, And do not show my black and deepest desires to me. ― Shakespeare’s Quotes

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

Shakespeare Greatness Quotes
My tongue will tell the wrath of my heart. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Shakespeare’s Quotes
Music conveys something that cannot be said and on which it is impossible to remain silent. ― Shakespeare’s Quotes

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

William Shakespeare Sayings
I can voluntarily waste my time in any place I like. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Shakespeare Quotes About Work
Do not be afraid of greatness. Some are great from birth while some achieve greatness through their works. ― Shakespeare’s Quotes

Don’t assume I’m the same as I was before. ― Shakespeare

Men are masters of their destiny at some point. ― Shakespeare

My words flew away and my thoughts remained down. And words never go to heaven without thoughts. ― Shakespeare

Over time we begin to hate what we often fear. ― Shakespeare

Famous Shakespeare Quotes :

Famous Shakespeare Quotes
Women may fall when there’s no strength in men. ― William 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

Famous Shakespeare Quotes
False face must hide what the false heart doth know. ― Shakespeare’s Quotes

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

Famous Shakespeare Quotes
I wasted time, and now the time is wasting me. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Famous Shakespeare Quotes
More interaction of people infects my brain. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Best Shakespeare Quotes
The reason for one’s grief should not be judged by its value. ― Shakespeare’s Quotes

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

William Shakespeare Famous Quotes
My dull brain is stuck between forgotten things. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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 :

Short Shakespeare Quotes
Words are as simple as the wind. ― William 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

Short Shakespeare Quotes
My generosity is infinite like the sea. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Short Shakespeare Quotes
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Short Shakespeare Quotes
Hell is empty and all the devils are among us. ― Shakespeare’s Quotes

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 :

William Shakespeare Inspirational Quotes
There is nothing like good or bad, it just depends on our thoughts. ― Shakespeare’s 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

William Shakespeare Inspirational Quotes
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. ― Shakespeare’s Quotes

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

William Shakespeare Motivational Quotes
Take pains and be perfect. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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 :

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Life is a paradise in which we live fearing death. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Shakespeare Quotes on Friendship
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly. ― William Shakespeare Quotes

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

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