The Best William Shakespeare Quotes

Shakespeare Quotes on Love, Life, Dream, Friendship

William Shakespeare, one of the most prominent British writers, wrote many famous plays like Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, and so on. Shakespeare’s literary works portray everything related to human life – love, dream, revenge, mystery, friendship etc.This post includes some very famous Shakespeare Quotes that you may like.

William Shakespeare QuotesThe following Shakespeare Quotes are very well known, and many people do use these quotes on various occasions. I hope you will love this collection of Shakespeare Quotes on different topics.

Love Quotes fromAntony & Cleopatra’

Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love

In time we hate that which we often fear.

The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch, Which hurts and is desired

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.

Where souls do couch on flowers we’ll hand in hand…

There’s beggary in love that can be reckoned

Shakespeare Quotes on love from ‘Othello’

She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them

I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip

Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul, but I do love thee, and when I love thee not, chaos is come again

His unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love

I humbly do beseech of your pardon, For too much loving you

Shakespeare Love Quotes from ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Speak low if you speak love

I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.

Love goes by haps; Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps

She will die if you love her not, And she will die ere she might make her love known

I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me

Shakespeare Quotes on Love from ‘As You Like It’

I pray you, do not fall in love with me, For I am falser than vows made in wine

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?Shakespeare Quotes on love

Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love

In thy youth wast as true a lover, As ever sighed upon a midnight pillow

Love hath made thee a tame snake

They are in the very wrath of love, and they will go together. Clubs cannot part them

Mistress, you know yourself, down on your knees, And thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love

Shakespeare Quotes from ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs

If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.

Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, Too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.

Love moderately. Long love doth so. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.

O teach me how I should forget to think.

Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof

Some grief shows much of love, But much of grief shows still some want of wit.

Out of her favour, where I am in love.

Lovers can do their amorous rites by their own beauties

Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.

My only love sprung from my only hate.

This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet

Can I go forward when my heart is here? Turn back, dull earth, and find thy centre out.

I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain

That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.

There’s no trust, No faith, no honesty in men; all perjured, All forsworn, all naught, all dissemblers.

Under loves heavy burden do I sink.

I have more care to stay, than will to go.

Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. Then your love would also change.

If love be rough with you, be rough with love; Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.

More Love Quotes by William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth. >> A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. >> A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better >> Twelfth Night

If music be the food of love, play on >> Twelfth Night

Lovers ever run before the clock >> The Merchant of Venice

Love is blind, and lovers cannot see, The pretty follies that themselves commit >> The Merchant of Venice

Love is begun by time, And time qualifies the spark and fire of it >> Hamlet

You cannot call it love, for at your age the heyday in the blood is tame >> Hamlet

Shakespeare quotes about loveDoubt that the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move his aides, Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love >> Hamlet

I’ll make my heaven in a lady’s lap >> Henry VI, Part 3

I love you more than words can wield the matter, Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty >> King Lear

I can express no kinder sign of love, than this kind kiss. >> Henry VI, Part -2

A heart to love, and in that heart, Courage, to make’s love known >> Macbeth

To be wise and love, Exceeds man’s might >> Troilus & Cressida

Is this the generation of love? Hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds? Why, they are vipers. Is love a generation of vipers? >> Troilus & Cressida

I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say “I love you” >> Henry V

You have witchcraft in your lips >> Henry V

Men’s vows are women’s traitors >> Cymbeline

Love will not be spurred to what it loathes >> The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Love is like a child, That longs for everything it can come by >> The Two Gentlemen of Verona

I would not wish any companion in the world but you >> The Tempest

Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, Did my heart fly at your service >> The Tempest

She’s beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is woman, and therefore to be won >> Henry VI Part 1

Love is a spirit all compact of fire. Not gross to sink, but light, and will aspire. >> Venus and Adonis

10 Shakespeare Quotes on Friendship

A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities. >> Julius Caesar

To me fair friend you never can be old >> Sonnet 104

Friendship is constant in all things Save in the office and affairs of love. >> Much Ado About Nothing

To mingle friendship far is mingling bloods. >> The Winter’s Tale

I would not wish any companion in the world but you >> The Tempest

I desire you in friendship, and I will one way or other make you amends. >> The Merry Wives of Windsor

Words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find. >> The Passionate Pilgrim

I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul remembering my good friends. >> Richard II

Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people >>> Henry VIII

Most friendship is feigning, most loving is folly >> As You Like It

Shakespeare Quotes about Life

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

Let life be short: else shame will be too long.

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.

Life is a shuttle.

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.

Well, we were born to die.

Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.

So wise so young, they say, never do live long.

By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.

The time of life is short; to spend that shortness basely were too long.

The object of art is to give life a shape.

There where my fortune lives, there my life dies.

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Shakespeare Quotes on Dream

A dream itself is but a shadow. >> Hamlet

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. >> Hamlet

All days are nights to see till I see thee And nights bright days when dreams do show me thee. >> Sonnet 43

If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep! >> Twelfth Night

We are such stuff as dreams are made of and our little life is rounded with a sleep. >> The Tempest

When I waked, I cried to dream again >> The Tempest

Dreams are toys >> The Winter’s Tale

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