Favourite Shakespeare Quotes

 

“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
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.”

- William Shakespeare

 

“Done to death by slanderous tongues
Was the Hero that here lies:
Death, in guerdon of her wrongs,
Gives her fame which never dies.
So the life that died with shame
Lives in death with glorious fame.”

- William Shakespeare

 

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

- William Shakespeare

 

“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.”

- William Shakespeare

 

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him”.

- William Shakespeare – ( Julius Caesar Act III, Scene II).

 

“Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus; and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs and peep about
To find ourselves dishonorable graves.
Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves,that we are underlings.

- William Shakespeare

 

“To be or not to be, –that is the question:–
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?”

- William Shakespeare

 

“I am dying, Egypt, dying; only
I here importune death awhile, until
Of many thousand kisses the poor last
I lay up thy lips.”

- William Shakespeare

 

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry”.

- William Shakespeare Hamlet quote Act I, Sc. III).

 

“Out, out, brief candle! 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.”

- William Shakespeare Macbeth Quote (Act V, Scene V).

 

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date”.

- William Shakespeare Sonnet

 

“Now is the winter of our discontent”. -

- William Shakespeare (Act I, Scene I).

 

“A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!”. -

- William Shakespeare(Act V, Scene IV).

 

“Conscience is but a word that cowards use, devised at first to keep the strong in awe”.

- William Shakespeare- (Act V, Scene III).

 

“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?”.

- William Shakespeare – The Merchant of Venice (Act III, Scene I).

 

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

- William Shakespeare -  A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act I, Scene I).