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25 Awe-Inspiring William Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare Quotes

April 4th, 2019   |   Updated on June 28th, 2022

The way he captures love, death, power, hate, revenge, fear, sadness, hope, laughter and revenge is unique.

He has changed the English language like no other. Every day, his words inspire somebody, somewhere. Enjoy this selection of William Shakespeare’s famous quotes.

1. “Though she be but little, she is fierce!”— William Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

William Shakespeare

2. “I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.”― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing


3. “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy.”— William Shakespeare


4. “I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”— William Shakespeare


5. “Thus with a kiss I die”— William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

Thus with a kiss I die

6. “Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”— William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)


7. “Some are born great, others achieve greatness.”― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

8. “Beware the ides of March.”— William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)


9. “Sweets to the sweet.”― William Shakespeare, Hamlet


10. “[Thine] face is not worth sunburning.”― William Shakespeare, Henry V


11. “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars/ But in ourselves.”― William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars

12. “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.”― William Shakespeare, Love Poems and Sonnets


13. “Educated men are so impressive!”― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


14. “Life… is a paradise to what we fear of death.”― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure


15. “They lie deadly that tell you have good faces.”― William Shakespeare, Coriolanus

16. “By my soul I swear, there is no power in the tongue of man to alter me.”― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice


17. “If one good deed in all my life I did, I do repent it from my very soul.”― William Shakespeare

18. “She moves me not, or not removes at least affection’s edge in me.”― William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew


19. “No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast.”― William Shakespeare, Richard III


20. “Love is holy.”― William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well


21. “Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of our generation you shall find.”― William Shakespeare, The Tempest

22. “I do believe, induced by potent circumstances that thou art mine enemy.”― William Shakespeare, Henry VIII


23. “Melt Egypt into Nile!”― William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra


24. “Life is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”― William Shakespeare, Macbeth


25. “Pleasure and revenge have ears more deaf than adders to the voice of any true decision.”― William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida