Greatest Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare and his legacy are an important part of Western literature. Shakespeare left the world more than 400 years ago, but his works continue to grow in prevalence and popularity. Shakespeare’s famous verses and quotes have become so ingrained in contemporary culture, that nearly every person of some literary ability identifies them by heart. Celebrate his life with this compilation of the greatest Shakespeare quotes. Enjoy!

"So we grew together, like to a double cherry, seeming parted; but yet a union in partition, two lovely berries molded on one stem." A Midsummer Night’s Dream

"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." Julius Caesar

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet." Romeo and Juliet

"To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer, the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles." Hamlet

"Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, lend less than thou owest, ride more than thou goest, learn more than thou trowest, set less than thou throwest." King Lear

"And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths; win us with honest trifles, to betray us in deepest consequence." Macbeth

"I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities--a still and quiet conscience." Henry VIII

"I kissed thee ere I killed thee, no way but this, killing myself, to die upon a kiss." Othello

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

"Love is too young to know what conscience is, yet who knows not conscience is born of love?" The Sonnets

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