250 Best Shakespeare Quotes about Love and Life

The Random Vibez gets you a collection of Popular William Shakespeare Quotes from the plays and verse of William Shakespeare. Beautiful inspirational Quotes by Shakespeare on love, life, friendship, time and more.

Short William Shakespeare Quotes from Famous Plays

  1. “All’s well that ends well.”

  2. “Brevity is the soul of wit.”

  3. “Get thee to a nunnery.”- Hamlet

  4. “To thine own self be true.”- Hamlet

  5. “Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.”

  6. “Off with his head!”- Richard III Act 3

  7. “Strong reasons make strong actions.”

  8. “Frailty, thy name is woman.”- Hamlet

  9. “To be, or not to be: that is the question”

  10. “Nothing will come of nothing.”- King Lear

  11. “We have seen better days.”- Timon of Athens

  12. “Let life be short: else shame will be too long.”

  13. “The course of true love never did run smooth”

  14. “Some are born great, others achieve greatness.”

  15. “The better part of valor is discretion.”- Henry IV

  16. “Now is the winter of our discontent.”- Richard III

  17. “This is very midsummer madness.”- Twelfth Night

  18. “All that glitters is not gold.”- The Merchant of Venice

  19. “I am one who loved not wisely but too well.”- Othello

  20. “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”- Hamlet

  21. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”- Sonnet 18

  22. “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.”- Henry IV

  23. “A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!”- Richard III

  24. “I am a man more sinned against than sinning.”- King Lear

  25. “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”- Hamlet

  26. “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”- The Tempest

  27. “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”- A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  28. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”- Hamlet

  29. “I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.”- The Merry Wives of Windsor

  30. “Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.”- Sonnet 116

  31. “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!”- King Lear

  32. “Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?”- Macbeth

  33. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”- Hamlet

  34. “This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle… This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.”- Richard II

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

Julius Caesar Shakespeare Quotes

  1. “Et tu, Brute?”- Caesar (Act 3, Scene 1)

  2. “Beware the Ides of March.”- Julius Caesar

  3. “Cry “havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war.”- Julius Caesar

  4. “But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.”- Julius Caesar

  5. “There is a tide in the affairs of men.”- Brutus (Act 4, Scene 3)

  6. “Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war”- Antony (Act 3 Scene 1)

  7. “This was the most unkindest cut of all.”- Antony (Act 3 Scene 2)

  8. “Let’s carve him as a dish fit for the gods.”- Brutus (Act 2 Scene 1)

  9. “But, for mine own part, it was Greek to me.”- Casca (Act 1 Scene 2)

  10. “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.”- Antony ( Act 3 Scene 2)

  11. “Death, a necessary end, will come when it will come”- Ceasar (Act 2, Scene 2)

  12. “Romans, countrymen and lovers! Hear me for my cause.”- Brutus (Act 3 Scene 2)

  13. “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.”- Brutus (Act 3 Scene 2)

  14. “As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.”- Brutus (Act 3, Scene 2)

  15. “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”- Julius Caesar

  16. “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”- Julius Caesar

  17. “Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot. Take thou what course thou wilt.”- Antony (Act 3, Scene 2)

  18. “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”- Julius Caesar

  19. “The fault, dear Brutus, lies not within the stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”- Julius Caesar

  20. “The evil that men do lives after them The good is oft interred with their bones.”- Mark Antony (Act 3, Scene 2)

  21. “Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look: He thinks too much: such men are dangerous”- Caesar (Act 1 Scene 2)

  22. “This day I breathed first: time is come round, And where I did begin there shall I end; My life is run his compass.”- Julius Caesar

  23. “When beggars die there are no comets seen: The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.”- Calphurnia (Act 2, Scene 2)

  24. “But I am constant as the Northern Star, Of whose true fixed and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament.”- Ceasar (Act 3, Scene 1)

  25. “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.”- Cassius (Act 1 Scene 2)

  26. “I cannot tell what you and other men Think of this life; but, for my single self, I had as lief not be as live to be In awe of such a thing as I myself.”- Julius Caesar

  27. 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. Cassius (Act 1, Scene 2)

  28. “Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks the power to dismiss itself.”- Julius Caesar

  29. “Cowards die many times before their deaths, The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear, Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.”- Caesar (Act 2 Scene 2)

Inspirational Shakespeare Quotes about Life

  1. “Life is a shuttle.”

  2. “Thy life’s a miracle.”- King Lear

  3. “I bear a charmed life.”- Macbeth

  4. “A man can die but once.”- Henry IV

  5. “Life is a shuttle.”- The Merry Wives of Windsor

  6. “To be, or not to be,—that is the question.”- Hamlet

  7. “And a man’s life’s no more than to say ‘One’”- Hamlet

  8. “Let life be short: else shame will be too long.”- Henry V

  9. “Give that which gave thee life unto the worms.”- Henry IV

  10. “So wise so young, they say, never do live long.”- Richard III

  11. “There where my fortune lives, there my life dies.”- King John

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

  13. “O excellent! I love long life better than figs.”- Antony and Cleopatra

  14. “Why, what should be the fear? I do not set my life at a pin’s fee.”-Hamlet

  15. “Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.”

  16. “The time of life is short; to spend that shortness basely were too long.”- Henry IV

  17. “Lay aside life-harming heaviness, And entertain a cheerful disposition.”- Richard II

  18. “When we are born, we cry, that we are come To this great stage of fools.”- King Lear

  19. “Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.”- King John

  20. “The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.”- All’s Well That Ends Well

  21. “Life no longer than thy love will stay, For it depends upon that love of thine.”- Sonnet 92

  22. “Mine honour is my life; both grow in one: Take honour from me, and my life is done.”- Richard II

  23. “So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”- Sonnet 18

  24. “We are such stuff as dreams are made on and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”- The Tempest

  25. “Give my love fame faster than Time wastes life, So thou prevent’st his scythe and crooked knife.”- Sonnet 100

  26. “Your name from hence immortal life shall have, Though I, once gone, to all the world must die.”- Sonnet 81

  27. “The sands are number’d that make up my life; Here must I stay, and here my life must end.”- Henry VI Part III

  28. “Reason thus with life: If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep.”- Measure for Measure

  29. “So weary with disasters, tugg’d with fortune, That I would set my life on any chance, To mend, or be rid on’t.”- Macbeth

  30. “And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe. And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale.”- As You Like It

  31. “You cannot, sir, take from me any thing that I will more willingly part withal: except my life, except my life, except my life.”- Hamlet

  32. “And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.”

  33. “That but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We’ld jump the life to come.”- Macbeth

  34. “Her father lov’d me; oft invited me; Still question’d me the story of my life, From year to year, the battles, sieges, fortunes, That I have pass’d.”- Othello

  35. “And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.”- As You Like It

  36. “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? ”-The Merchant of Venice

  37. “O gentlemen, the time of life is short! To spend that shortness basely were too long, If life did ride upon a dial’s point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour.”- Henry IV

  38. “Though well we may not pass upon his life Without the form of justice, yet our power Shall do a courtesy to our wrath, which men May blame, but not control.”- King Lear

  39. “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.”- As You Like It.

  40. “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.”- Macbeth

Romantic Shakespeare Quotes About Love

  1. “Speak low, if you speak love.”

  2. “If music be the food of love, play on.”

  3. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

  4. “You have witchcraft in your lips.”- Henry V

  5. “Men’s vows are women’s traitors.”- Cymbeline

  6. “I’ll make my heaven in a lady’s lap.”- Henry VI

  7. “Love hath made thee a tame snake.”- As You Like It

  8. “The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.”- As You Like It

  9. “Lovers ever run before the clock.”- The Merchant of Venice

  10. “Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?”- As You Like It

  11. “To be wise and love, Exceeds man’s might.”- Troilus & Cressida

  12. “Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.”- Twelfth night

  13. “There’s beggary in love that can be reckoned.”- Antony & Cleopatra

  14. “His unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love.”- Othello

  15. “I would not wish any companion in the world but you.”- The Tempest

  16. “I humbly do beseech of your pardon, For too much loving you.”- Othello

  17. “Kiss me, Kate, we shall be married o’Sunday.”- The Taming of the Shrew

  18. “Love is begun by time, And time qualifies the spark and fire of it.”- Hamlet

  19. “Love will not be spurred to what it loathes.”- The Two Gentlemen of Verona

  20. “A heart to love, and in that heart, Courage, to make’s love known.”- Macbeth

  21. “I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say ‘I love you,”-   Henry V

  22. “The course of true love never did run smooth.”- A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  23. “You cannot call it love, for at your age the heyday in the blood is tame.”- Hamlet

  24. “In thy youth wast as true a lover, As ever sighed upon a midnight pillow.”- As You Like It

  25. “Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make females mad.”- A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  26. “I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster.”- Much Ado About Nothing

  27. “For where thou art, there is the world itself, And where thou art not, desolation.”- Henry VI

  28. “Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love.”- Anotony & Cleopatra

  29. “I pray you, do not fall in love with me, For I am falser than vows made in wine.”- As You Like It

  30. “Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.”- As You Like It

  31. “Love goes by haps; Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”- Much Ado About Nothing

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

  33. “She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them.”- Othello

  34. “She’s beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is woman, and therefore to be won.”- Henry VI

  35. “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me.”- Much Ado About Nothing

  36. “I love you more than words can wield the matter, Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty.”- King Lear

  37. “I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip.”- Othello

  38. “What is light, if Sylvia be not seen? What is joy if Sylvia be not by?”- The Two Gentlemen of Verona

  39. “Love is like a child, That longs for everything it can come by.”- The Two Gentlemen of Verona

  40. “They are in the very wrath of love, and they will go together. Clubs cannot part them.”- As You Like It

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

  42. “Love is blind, and lovers cannot see, The pretty follies that themselves commit.”- The Merchant of Venice

  43. “Mistress, you know yourself, down on your knees, And thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love.”- As You Like It

  44. “She will die if you love her not, And she will die ere she might make her love known.”- Much Ado About Nothing

  45. “What a pretty thing man is when he goes in his doublet and hose and leaves off his wit!”- Much Ado About Nothing

  46. “Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul, but I do love thee, and when I love thee not, chaos is come again.”- Othello

  47. “Doubt 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

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

  49. “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

  50. “Oh, how this spring of love resembleth, The uncertain glory of an April day, Which now shows all beauty of the Sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away.”- The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet Quotes

  1. “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”- Juliet, Act 2 Scene 1

  2. “A plague o’ both your houses!”- Mercutio, Act 3 Scene 1

  3. “Under love’s heavy burden do I sink.”- Romeo, Act 1, Scene 4

  4. “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.”- Chorus, Prologue

  5. “What light through yonder window breaks.”- Romeo and Juliet

  6. “Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?”- Romeo and Juliet

  7. “Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.”- Prince, Act 3 Scene 1

  8. “O deadly sin! O rude unthankfulness!”- Friar Laurence, Act 3 Scene 3

  9. “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” – Juliet, Act 2 Scene 1

  10. “Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs.”- Romeo & Juliet

  11. “These violent delights have violent ends.”- Friar Laurence, Act 2 Scene 5

  12. “Lovers can do their amorous rites by their own beauties.”- Romeo & Juliet

  13. “Romeo, Romeo, Romeo! Here’s drink: I drink to thee.”- Juliet, Act 4 Scene 3

  14. “Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.”- Friar Lawrence, Act 2, Scene 3

  15. “What’s in a name? A rose by any name would smell as sweet.”- Romeo and Juliet

  16. “This is thy sheath [stabs herself]; there rest, and let me die.”- Juliet, Act 5, Scene 3

  17. “That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet.” – Juliet, Act 2 Scene 1

  18. “O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.”- Romeo, Act 5 Scene 3

  19. “O happy dagger, This is thy sheath: there rust, and let me die.”- Juliet, Act 5 Scene 3

  20. “For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”- Prince, Act 5 Scene 3

  21. “Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof.”- Romeo & Juliet

  22. “But, soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”- Romeo, Act 2 Scene 1

  23. “For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households’ rancour to pure love.”- Friar Laurence, Act 2 Scene 2

  24. “This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.”- Romeo & Juliet

  25. “One fairer than my love? the all-seeing sun Ne’er saw her match since first the world begun.”- Romeo, Act 1, Scene 2

  26. “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”- Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2

  27. “I take thee at thy word: Call me but love, and I’ll be new baptiz’d; Henceforth I never will be Romeo.”- Romeo, Act 2, Scene 2

  28. “Come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy, That one short minute gives me in her sight.”- Romeo & Juliet

  29. “See how she leans her cheek upon her hand, O that I were a glove upon that hand that I might touch that cheek!”- Romeo, Act 2, Scene 2

  30. “O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circle orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”- Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2

  31. “Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o’Thursday, Or never after look me in the face.”- Capulet, Act 3 Scene 5

  32. “Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lover’s eyes; Being vex’d a sea nourish’d with lover’s tears.” – Romeo, Act 1 Scene 1

  33. “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.”- Juliet, Act 1, Scene 5

  34. “And yet I wish but for the thing I have; My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.”- Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2

  35. “But soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!— Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid art far more fair than she.”- Romeo, Act 2, Scene 2

Shakespeare Quotes About Death

  1. “Muddy death”- Hamlet

  2. “Death is a fearful thing.”

  3. “He that dies pays all debts.”

  4. “Look upon thy death”- Romeo & Juliet

  5. “This thought is as a death”- Sonnet 64

  6. “To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

  7. “Ay, but to die, and go we know not where.”

  8. “Speak me fair in death”- Merchant of Venice

  9. “Death rock me asleep”- King Henry IV, Part II

  10. “Unsubstantial Death is amorous”- Romeo & Juliet

  11. “The gloomy shade of death”- King Henry VI, Part I

  12. “For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come.”

  13. “O wretched state! o bosom black as death!”- Hamlet

  14. “Why, thou owest god a death”- King Henry IV, Part I

  15. “O Death, made proud with pure and princely beauty!”

  16. “Tired with all these, for restful death I cry”- Sonnet 66

  17. “Crack’d in pieces by malignant Death”- King Richard III

  18. “The valiant never taste of death but once”- Julius Caesar

  19. “On pain of death, no person be so bold”- King Richard II

  20. “Death lies on her like an untimely frost”- Romeo & Juliet

  21. “For now they kill me with a living death”- King Richard III

  22. “Death-counterfeiting sleep”- A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  23. “Death is my son-in-law, death is my heir”- Romeo & Juliet

  24. “For in that sleep of death what dreams may come”- Hamlet

  25. “Let me be boiled to death with melancholy”- Twelfth Night

  26. “Death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead!”- Romeo & Juliet

  27. “To rush into the secret house of death”- Antony & Cleopatra

  28. “Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death”- Romeo & Juliet

  29. “So shalt thou feed on Death, that feeds on men”- Sonnet 146

  30. “Though Death be poor, it ends a mortal woe”- King Richard II

  31. “Then love-devouring Death do what he dare”- Romeo & Juliet

  32. “What ugly sights of death within mine eyes!”- King Richard III

  33. “Thou ominous and fearful owl of death”- King Henry VI, Part I

  34. “Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath”- Romeo & Juliet

  35. “The worst is Death, and death will have his day”- King Richard II

  36. “Ay, but to die, and go we know not where”- Measure for Measure

  37. “What is thy sentence then but speechless death”- King Richard II

  38. “When that churl Death my bones with dust shall cover”- Sonnet 5

  39. “Dream on, dream on, of bloody deeds and death”- King Richard III

  40. “The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch, which hurts and is desired.”

  41. “The sudden hand of Death close up mine eye!”- Love’s Labour’s Lost

  42. “When Death doth close his tender dying eyes”- King Henry VI, Part I

  43. “Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother’s death the memory be green.”

  44. “Where hateful Death put on his ugliest mask”- King Henry IV, Part II

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

  46. “Whose heart the accustom’d sight of death makes hard”- As You Like It

  47. “The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes”- Julius Caesar

  48. “Then have we a prescription to die when Death is our physician”- Othello

  49. “Till our King Henry had shook hands with Death”- King Henry VI, Part III

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

  51. “The stroke of death is as a lovers pinch, Which hurts and is desired.”- Antony & Cleopatra

  52. “By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.”- Cymbeline

  53. “I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.”

  54. “When beggars die, there are no comets seen; the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.”

  55. “To die, to sleep—to sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there’s the rub, for in this sleep of death, what dreams may come.”

  56. “It is silliness to live when to live is torment; and then have we a prescription to die when death is our physician.”- Othello

  57. “And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banished from myself; and Silvia is myself: banished from her is self from self, a deadly banishment.”

Shakespeare Quotes On Friendship

  1. “There is flattery in friendship.”- Henry V

  2. “Thy friendship makes us fresh.”- Henry VI Part 1

  3. “To me, fair friend, you never can be old.”- Sonnet 104

  4. “A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities.”- Julius Caesar

  5. “Most friendship is feigning, most loving is folly.”- As You Like It

  6. “To mingle friendship far is mingling bloods.”- The Winter’s Tale

  7. “Keep thy friend Under thy own life’s key.”- All’s Well That Ends Well

  8. “I would not wish Any companion in the world but you.”- The Tempest

  9. “Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people.”- Henry VIII

  10. “Words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find.”- The Passionate Pilgrim

  11. “But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, all losses are restored and sorrows end.”- Sonnet 30

  12. “Friendship is constant in all things Save in the office and affairs of love.”- Much Ado About Nothing

  13. “I count myself in nothing else so happy As in a soul remembering my good friends.”- Richard II

  14. “Love, friendship, charity, are subjects all To envious and calumniating time.”- Troilus and Cressida

  15. “That which I would discover The law of friendship bids me to conceal.”- The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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

  17. “Friendship is constant in all other things / Save in the office and affairs of love.” — Much A Do About Nothing

  18. “Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel.”- Hamlet

  19. “Most friendship is faining, most loving mere folly: Then, heigh-ho, the holly. This life is most jolly.”- As You Like It

  20. “The band that seems to tie their friendship together will be the very strangler of their amity.”- Antony and Cleopatra

  21. “Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice And could of men distinguish her election, Sh’ath sealed thee for herself.”- Hamlet

  22. “Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.”- Hamlet

  23. “If thou wilt lend this money, lend it not As to thy friends; for when did friendship take A breed for barren metal of his friend?”- The Merchant of Venice

  24. “To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes, Recanting goodness, sorry ere ’tis shown; But where there is true friendship, there needs none.”- Timon of Athens

  25. “Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare, To dig the dust enclosed heare. Blest be the man that spares these stones, And curst be he that moves my bones.”-  Shakespeare’s grave

Shakespeare Quotes About Beauty

  1. “Beauty lives with kindness.”

  2. “Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye.”

  3. “Let witchcraft join with beauty, lust with both!”

  4. “Beauty itself doth of itself persuade the eyes of men without an orator.”

  5. “The most peerless piece of earth, I think, that e’ er the sun shone bright on.”

  6. “For where is any author in the world Teaches such beauty as a woman’s eye?”

  7. “She’s beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is a woman, therefore to be won.”

  8. “Virtue is beauty, but the beauteous evil. Are empty trunks o’erflourished by the devil.”

  9. “Were beauty under twenty locks kept fast, yet love breaks through and picks them all at last.”

  10. “Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white Nature’s own sweet and cunning hand laid on.”

  11. “See how she leans her cheek upon her hand. O, that I were a glove upon that hand That I might touch that cheek!”

  12. “To me, fair friend, you never can be old, For as you were when first your eye I ey’d, Such seems your beauty still.”

  13. “Look on beauty, And you shall see ’tis purchased by the weight, Which therein works a miracle in nature, Making them lightest that wear most of it.”

  14. “Beauty’s a doubtful good, a glass, a flower, Lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour; And beauty, blemish’d once, for ever’s lost, In spite of physic, painting, pain, and cost.”

  15. “If I could write the beauty of your eyes And in fresh numbers number all your graces, The age to come would say, ‘This poet lies; Such heavenly touches ne’er touch’d earthly faces.”

  16. “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.”

  17. “Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good; a shining gloss that fadeth suddenly; a flower that dies when it begins to bud; a doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, lost, faded, broken, dead within an hour.”

William Shakespeare Quotes About Time

  1. “There’s a time for all things.”

  2. “What is past is prologue.”- The Tempest

  3. “Time … thou ceaseless lackey to eternity.”

  4. “Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.”

  5. “Let every man be master of his time.”- Macbeth

  6. “Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.”

  7. “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”

  8. “O, call back yesterday, bid time return.”- Richard II’

  9. “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.”- Richard II

  10. “Make use of time, let not advantage slip.”-Venus and Adonis

  11. “We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.”- King Henry IV

  12. “In time we hate that which we often fear.”- Antony and Cleopatra

  13. “Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done.”- Macbeth

  14. “A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.”- Much Ado About Nothing

  15. “Many strokes, though with a little axe, hew down and fell the hardest-timber’d oak.”- HenryVI

  16. “Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.”- Othello

  17. “Time’s the king of men; he’s both their parent, and he is their grave, and gives them what he will, not what they crave.”

  18. “Your lordship, though not clean past your youth, have yet some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltiness of time.”

  19. “At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows.”- Love’s Labour’s Lost

  20. “Time is like a fashionable host That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand, And with his arm outstretch’d, as he would fly, Grasps in the comer.”- Troilus And Cressida

  21. “Let’s take the instant by the forward top; For we are old, and on our quick’st decrees The inaudible and noiseless foot of Time Steals ere we can effect them.”- All’s Well That Ends Well

  22. “Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end; Each changing place with that which goes before, In sequent toil all forwards do contend.”- Sonnet 60

  23. “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.”- As You Like It

  24. “Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?”- Henry IV, Part 2

  25. “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.”- Macbeth

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