William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He is widely considered to be the world’s greatest dramatist.

No actual birth records exist, but it is believed that he was born on or near April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. Known throughout the world, he wrote about 38 plays and 154 sonnets. Shakespeare also wrote several comedies during his early period. Some of his great work includes Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, King Lear and The Comedy of Errors etc.

Shakespeare died in 1616, the exact cause behind his death is not known, though many believe he died following a brief illness.

William Shakespeare Quotes

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
You speak an infinite deal of nothing.
Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
They do not love that do not show their love.
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
Conscience doth make cowards of us all.
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Some are born great, others achieve greatness.
Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
There is no darkness but ignorance.
Sweets to the sweet.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.
The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
If music be the food of love, play on.
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
But love is blind, and lovers cannot see.
What’s done can’t be undone.
All’s well that ends well.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
Some are born mad, some achieve madness, and some have madness thrust upon ’em.
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.