Famous Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright and poet, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language.

Here are 49 real Shakespeare quotes ordered by their popularity online. The most quoted quotes on the web appear first. Questionable and fake quotes are excluded. Sources and related information are shown after each quote. We hope you find these quotes useful. If there is anything we can do to improve this article, your feedback is welcome. If you find these quotes helpful, please share them.

1. “Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Sonnets (1609) CXVI, beginning of Sonnet 116

2. “The time is out of joint: O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right!”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Hamlet (1600–1) Hamlet, Act I, scene v.

3. “We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: The Tempest (1611) Prospero, Act IV, scene i.

4. “What's in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Romeo and Juliet (1595) Juliet, Act II, scene ii.

5. “O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Romeo and Juliet (1595) Juliet, Act II, scene ii.

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

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Source: Julius Caesar (1599) Caesar, Act II, scene ii.

7. “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.”

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Source: Julius Caesar (1599) Antony, Act III, scene ii.

8. “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.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: As You Like It (1599–1600) Jaques, Act II, scene vii.

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

—Shakespeare

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Source: Hamlet (1600–1) Hamlet, Act II, scene ii.

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

—Shakespeare

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Source: Hamlet (1600–1) Hamlet, Act III, scene i.

11. “Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes; Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange.”

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Source: The Tempest (1611) Ariel, Act I, scene ii.

12. “Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Hamlet (1600–1) Polonius, Act I, scene iii.

13. “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, 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.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Macbeth (1606) Macbeth, Act V, scene v.

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

—Shakespeare

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Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595) Lysander, Act I, scene i.

15. “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

—Shakespeare

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Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595) Puck, Act III, scene ii.

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

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Source: Hamlet (1600–1) Hamlet, Act II, scene ii.

17. “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.”

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Source: Twelfth Night (1601) Malvolio, Act II, scene v.

18. “Come what come may, Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Macbeth (1606) Macbeth, Act I, scene iii.

19. “Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Macbeth (1606) Macbeth, Act II, scene i.

20. “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Richard III (1592–3) Richard, Act V, scene iv.

21. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595) Helena, Act I, scene i.

22. “All that glisters is not gold.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: The Merchant of Venice (1596–7) Prince of Morocco, reading Portia's note, Act II, scene vii; this is the source of the popular paraphrase "All that glitters is not gold."

23. “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.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Julius Caesar (1599) Cassius, Act I, scene ii.

24. “Now is the winter of our discontent.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Richard III (1592–3) Richard, Act I, scene i.

25. “What light through yonder window breaks?”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Romeo and Juliet (1595) Romeo, Act II, scene ii.

26. “Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit and lost without deserving.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Othello (1603–4) Iago, Act II, scene iii.

27. “How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!”

—Shakespeare

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Source: King Lear (1605–6) Lear, Act I, scene iv.

28. “Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Cymbeline (1610) Guiderius, Act IV, scene ii.

29. “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”

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Source: The Tempest (1611) Trinculo, Act II, scene ii.

30. “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Henry IV, Part 2 (1597–8) King Henry, Act III, scene i.

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

—Shakespeare

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Source: Twelfth Night (1601) Orsino, Act I, scene i.

32. “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine ownself be true. And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Hamlet (1600–1) Polonius, Act I, scene iii.

33. “We have seen better days.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Timon of Athens (1605) Flavius, Act IV, scene ii.

34. “Off with his head!”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Richard III (1592–3) Richard, Act III, scene iv.

35. “If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: The Merchant of Venice (1596–7) Portia, Act I, scene ii.

36. “I am a man, More sinn'd against than sinning.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: King Lear (1605–6) Lear, Act III, scene ii.

37. “A man can die but once.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Henry IV, Part 2 (1597–8) Feeble, Act III, scene ii.

38. “Of one that lov'd not wisely but too well.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Othello (1603–4) Othello, Act V, scene ii.

39. “Nothing can come of nothing.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: King Lear (1605–6) Lear, Act I, scene i.

40. “Beauty itself doth of itself persuade The eyes of men without an orator.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: The Rape of Lucrece (1594).

41. “Time's glory is to calm contending kings, To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: The Rape of Lucrece.

42. “I gyve unto my wief my second best bed with the furniture”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Shakespeare's will

43. “On a day — alack the day! — Love, whose month is ever May, Spied a blossom passing fair Playing in the wanton air”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music, II. Not to be confused with The Sonnets; this poem is not a sonnet

44. “I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, heal'd by the same means, warm'd and cool'd by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? 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?”

—Shakespeare

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Source: The Merchant of Venice (1596–7) Shylock, Act III, scene i.

45. “Crabbed age and youth cannot live together: Youth is full of pleasure, age is full of care”

—Shakespeare

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Source: The Passionate Pilgrim: A Madrigal; there is some doubt about the authorship of this.

46. “The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burnt on the water.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Antony and Cleopatra (1606) Enobarbus, Act II, scene ii.

47. “That deep torture may be called a hell, When more is felt than one hath power to tell.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: The Rape of Lucrece.

48. “Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: ... So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Sonnets (1609) XVIII.

49. “Good frend for Jesus sake forbeare To digg the dust encloased heare Blese be the man that spares these stones And curst be he that moves my bones”

—Shakespeare

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Source: Shakespeare's epitaph

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