Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Shakespeare Quotes

Shakespeare Quotes are derived from some of his greatest plays created decades ago. Many people thought Shakespeare was a genius and others thought he was a literary madman.

Whatever the opinion you may have of Shakespeare, one thing you can't deny is that he had an extraordinary talent and these Shakespeare quotes will definitely show his talent.

He had the gift of using words to convey powerful messages. Because of this the audience loved to see his plays.

His plays also had lots of humor which also helped to lighten up the mood of the seriousness of some of the topics he tried to depict.

All in all you will find some powerful Shakespeare Quotes through his work that really captures the essence of life. Take a look at these top 50 Shakespeare quotes….

Top 50 Shakespeare Quotes

1. "What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet."

2. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

3. 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.

4. Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

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

6. They do not love that do not show their love.

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

8. Expectation is the root of all heartache.

9. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.

10. Give thy thoughts no tongue.

11. God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.

12. Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.

13. Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

14. How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!

15. If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.

16. 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?

17. Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

18. Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?

19. It is a wise father that knows his own child.

20. Listen to many, speak to a few.

21. Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.

22. Men's vows are women's traitors!

23. Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.

24. Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.

25. My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.

26. Neither a borrower nor a lender be.

27. No legacy is so rich as honesty.

28. Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.

29. Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

30. Parting is such sweet sorrow.

31. Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

32. The course of true love never did run smooth.

33. The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

34. The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.

35. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.

36. The object of art is to give life a shape.

37. The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.

38. The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

39. There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

40. This above all; to thine own self be true.

41. 'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.

42. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

43. Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.

44. We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.

45. We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

46. What is past is prologue.

47. When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

48. When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.

49. When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.

50. Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.


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