William Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare quotes are practical, useable and easy to understand quotes.

William Shakespeare was a poet and English playwright. Some would argue that Shakespeare was the best writer in the English language.

William Shakespeare’s plays still maintain a place of popularity today.

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Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
- William Shakespeare

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
-William Shakespeare

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
-William Shakespeare

As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.
-William Shakespeare

But men are men; the best sometimes forget.
-William Shakespeare

Brevity is the soul of wit.
-William Shakespeare

Boldness be my friend.
-William Shakespeare

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
-William Shakespeare

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
-William Shakespeare

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.
-William Shakespeare

As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
-William Shakespeare

Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.
-William Shakespeare

And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
-William Shakespeare

An overflow of good converts to bad.
-William Shakespeare

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
-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

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
-William Shakespeare

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