William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare Quotes and Sayings

William Shakespeare The Tempest, Act II scene 1

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie. ~William Shakespeare

Brevity is the soul of wit. ~William Shakespeare

There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. ~William Shakespeare

This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. ~William Shakespeare

Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently. For in the very torrent, tempest, and as I may say, whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness. ~William Shakespeare

Do not, for one repulse, forego the purpose that you resolved to effect. ~William Shakespeare

I dote on his very absence. ~William Shakespeare

Have more than thou showest; Speak less than thou knowest. ~William Shakespeare

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice. ~William Shakespeare

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend; And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry [economy]. ~William Shakespeare

Costly thy habit [dress] as thy purse can buy; But not expressed in fancy - rich, not gaudy. For the apparel oft proclaims the man. ~William Shakespeare

Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. ~William Shakespeare

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. ~William Shakespeare

Simply the thing that I am shall make me live. ~William Shakespeare

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

The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life. ~William Shakespeare

Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance. ~William Shakespeare

Exit, pursued by a bear. ~William Shakespeare

He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike. ~William Shakespeare

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. ~William Shakespeare

This above all: to thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day; Thou canst not then be false to any man. ~William Shakespeare

Go to your bosom; Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know. ~William Shakespeare

Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. ~William Shakespeare

If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work. ~William Shakespeare