William Shakespeare Quotes About Life And Love

If music is the food of love, keep on playing; Give me an excess of her, that, fed up, The appetite can sicken and thus die. That tension again!

Better a clever fool, than a clever fool

The best part of valor is the discretion.

Love does not look with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged cupid painted blind

Cowards die many times before they die; The brave never taste death but once.”

“Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player. That he struts and cares about his time on stage. And then no more is heard; It’s a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury, meaning nothing

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 of him being seven ages

Let every man be master of his time.” — Macbeth, Macbeth

Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

To thine own self be true.” — Polonius, Hamlet

We are such stuff as dreams are made on and our little life is rounded with a sleep

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” —Malvolio, Twelfth Night

The time of life is short; to spend that shortness basely were too long

When we are born, we cry that we are come To this great stage of fools.”

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” — Trinculo, The Tempest

I am a man more sinned against than sinning.” — King Lear, King Lear

Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind. And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” – Helena, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Act One, Scene One.

Love sought is good, but given unsought better.” – Olivia, ‘Twelfth Night’, Act Three, Scene One.

Hear my soul speak:– The very instant that I saw you, did My heart fly to your service…” – Ferdinand, ‘The Tempest’, Act Three, Scene One.

Here’s to my love! O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” – Romeo, ‘Romeo And Juliet’, Act Five, Scene Three.

The measure done, I’ll watch her place of stand, And, touching hers, make blessèd my rude hand. Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” – Romeo, ‘Romeo And Juliet’, Act One, Scene Five.

Sir, I do love you more than words can wield the matter…” – Goneril, ‘King Lear’, Act One Scene One.

But love is blind, and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit…” – Jessica, ‘The Merchant Of Venice’, Act Two, Scene Six

But come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy That one short minute gives me in her sight. Do thou but close our hands with holy words, Then love-devouring death do what he dare; It is enough I may but call her mine

Shakespeare Quote Love

No sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved; no sooner loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage

Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

“Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.” Twelfth Night

Love is blind and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit.”

Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make poor females mad.” A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make poor females mad. – William Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) “The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”

Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs.” Romeo and Juliet

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” A Midsummer Night’s Dream “If music be the food of love, play on

But love, first learned in a lady’s eyes, Lives not alone immured in the brain, But, with the motion of all elements, Courses as swift as thought in every power, And gives to every power a double power, Above their functions and their offices.

This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath may prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.” Romeo and Juliet

For where thou art, there is the world itself, and where thou art not, desolation.

And when love speaks, the voice of all the gods makes heaven drowsy with the harmony

Is it possible that love should of a sudden take such a hold?” The Taming of the Shrew

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee The more I have, for both are infinite.

“I do love nothing in the world So well as you.” —Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, Scene i

Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move, Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep: the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” —Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene i

Here is our collection of Shakespeare’s most inspired and romantic passages on love and devotion, perfect for Valentine’s Day or anytime you want to delight your loved one with some unparalleled passionate poetry.

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.

Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; Being vex’d a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears: What is it else? a madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.

This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.

Hear my soul speak: The very instant that I saw you, did My heart fly to your service.

Things base and vile, folding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity: Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind: Nor hath Love’s mind of any judgement taste; Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste: And therefore is Love said to be a child, Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.

As love is full of unbefitting strains, All wanton as a child, skipping and vain, Form’d by the eye and therefore, like the eye, Full of strange shapes, of habits and of forms, Varying in subjects as the eye doth roll To every varied object in his glance

So loving to my mother, That he might not beteem the winds of heaven, Visit her face’ too roughly.

If thou remember’st not the slightest folly That ever love did make thee run into, Thou hast not loved.

Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

Eternity was in our lips and eyes, Bliss in our brows’ bent; none our parts so poor But was a race of heaven.

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.

When Love speaks, the voice of all the gods Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.

Have I caught thee, my heavenly jewel? Why, now let me die, for I have lived long enough.

Such is my love, to thee I so belong, That for thy right myself will bear all wrong.

But love, first learned in a lady’s eyes, Lives not alone immured in the brain; But, with the motion of all elements, Courses as swift as thought in every power, And gives to every power a double power, Above their functions and their offices.

See how she leans her cheek upon her hand. O that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek.

Shakespeare Love Quotes

One half of me is yours, the other half yours Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, And so all yours.

I love thee so, that, maugre all thy pride, Nor wit nor reason can my passion hide. Do not extort thy reasons from this clause, For that I woo, thou therefore hast no cause But rather reason thus with reason fetter, Love sought is good, but given unsought better.

But love is blind, and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For, if they could, Cupid himself would blush.

Hear my soul speak: The very instant that I saw you, did My heart fly to your service.

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.

I, beyond all limit of what else in the world, Do love, prize, honour you.” —The Tempest, Act III, Scene i

Since you are dear bought, I will love you dear.” —The Merchant of Venice, Act III, Scene ii

My passions are made of Nothing but the finest part of pure love.” —Antony and Cleopatra, Act I, Scene ii

Thy love is better than high birth to me, Richer than wealth, prouder than garments’ cost.”

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.

But earthlier happy is the rose distill’d, Than that which withering on the virgin thorn Grows, lives and dies in single blessedness.

Honour, riches, marriage-blessing, Long continuance, and increasing, Hourly joys be still upon you! Juno sings her blessings upon you.

One half of me is yours, the other half yours Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, And so all yours.

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm’d; And every fair from fair sometime declines,

But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou growest: So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

I love thee so, that, maugre all thy pride, Nor wit nor reason can my passion hide. Do not extort thy reasons from this clause, For that I woo, thou therefore hast no cause But rather reason thus with reason fetter, Love sought is good, but given unsought better.

No sooner met but they looked, no sooner looked but they loved, no sooner loved but they sighed, no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason, no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage.

But love, first learned in a lady’s eyes, Lives not alone immured in the brain, But, with the motion of all elements, Courses as swift as thought in every power, And gives to every power a double power, Above their functions and their offices.

I humbly do beseech you of your pardon, For too much loving you.”

Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs’

Love is like a child, That longs for everything it can come by’

‘I would not wish any companion in the world but you’

‘Mistress, you know yourself, down on your knees, And thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love’

Romantic Shakespeare Quotes

This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.”

Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof

Lovers can do their amorous rites by their own beauties.

Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts but in their eyes

For stony limits cannot hold love out, And what love can do that dares love attempt

Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night

Do thou but close our hands with holy words, Then love-devouring death do what he dare; It is enough I may but call her mine

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep. The more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite

Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall, and a preserving sweet

Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is

With love’s light wings did I o’erperch these walls, For stony limits cannot hold love out

See how she leans her cheek upon her hand, O that I were a glove upon that hand that I might touch that cheek!”

But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun

One fairer than my love? the all-seeing sun Ne’er saw her match since first the world begun.

This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.

O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circled orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable

You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings And soar with them above a common bound

Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books, But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.

“If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.

Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.

Love moderately. Long love doth so. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow

I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers could not, with all their amount of love, make up for my sum.”

“Love begins with time, and time qualifies the spark and fire of it.”

This is the very ecstasy of love.

Where love is great, the smallest doubts are fear; when small fears become big, great love grows there.”

Love begins with time, and time qualifies the spark and fire of it.

The course of true love has never run smoothly

Love does not look with the eyes, but with the mind, and that is why it is winged Cupid painted blind.”

Cupid is a naughty boy, therefore to drive women mad

So we grew together, like a double cherry, apparently separate, but still a union in the partition, two beautiful berries molded on one stem.”

I will follow you and make a heaven of hell, To die in the hand that I love so much

Truth be told, reason and love keep little company nowadays.

Love stories written in the richest books of love. To enliven the moonbeams from her sleeping eyes.

Love can be transposed to form and dignity.

I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest

Love goes by haps; Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”

I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster

She will die if you love her not, And she will die ere she might make her love known.

“I do love nothing in the world so well as you—is not that strange?

When you depart from me sorrow abides, and happiness takes his leave.”

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.—Lady, as you are mine, I am yours. I give away myself for you and dote upon the exchange

Shakespeare Quotes Of Love

But love is blind, and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit

Lovers ever run before the clock

One half of me is yours, the other half yours—Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, And so all yours

Beshrew your eyes, They have o’erlooked me and divided me. One half of me is yours, the other half yours— Mine own, I would say. But if mine, then yours, And so all yours

O love, be moderate. Allay thy ecstasy. In measure rein thy joy

Thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings.” – Sonnet 29

So are you to my thoughts as food to life, Or as sweet-seasoned showers are to the ground.” – Sonnet 75

Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white, Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose; They were but sweet, but figures of delight Drawn after you…” – Sonnet 98

Oh, love’s best habit is in seeming trust, And age in love loves not to have years told.” – Sonnet 138

O! how thy worth with manners may I sing, When thou art all the better part of me?” – Sonnet 39

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.” – Sonnet 116

Those lines that I before have writ do lie, Ev’n those that said I could not love you dearer. Yet then my judgment knew no reason why My most full flame should afterwards burn clearer.” – Sonnet 115

If music be the food of love, play on.” – Twelfth Night

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.” – Twelfth Night

Love is like a child, That longs for everything it can come by.” – The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, Did my heart fly at your service.” – The Tempest

I would not wish Any companion in the world but you: Nor can imagination form a shape Besides yourself to like of.” – The Tempest

I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say ‘I love you.’” – Henry V

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – All’s Well That Ends Well

No sooner met but they looked, no sooner looked but they loved, no sooner loved, but they sighed, no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason. No sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; And in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage…” – As You Like It

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.” – Venus and Adonis

And when love speaks, the voice of all the gods makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.” – Love’s Labour’s Lost

“Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?” – As You Like It

For where thou art, there is the world itself, and where though art not, desolation.” – Henry VI

I love you more than words can wield the matter, Dearer than eyesight, space, and liberty.” – King Lear

Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love.” – Antony and Cleopatra

“I humbly do beseech of your pardon, For too much of loving you.” – Othello

If thou remember’st not the slightest folly That ever love did make thee run into, Thou hast not loved.” – As You Like It

O mistress mine, where are you roaming? O, stay and hear; your true love’s coming, That can sing both high and low: Trip no further, pretty sweeting; Journeys end in lovers meeting, Every wise man’s son doth know.” – Twelfth Night

There’s beggary in the love that can be reckoned.” – Antony and Cleopatra

Down on your knees, And thank Heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love.” – As You Like It

A lover’s eyes will gaze an eagle blind; A lover’s ears will hear the lowest sound.” – Love’s Labours Lost

In the spring time, the only pretty ring time, When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding: Sweet lovers love the spring.” – As You Like It

A lover’s eyes will gaze an eagle blind; A lover’s ears will hear the lowest sound.” – Love’s Labours Lost

But love, first learned in a lady’s eyes, Lives not alone immured in the brain, But, with the motion of all elements, Courses as swift as thought in every power, And gives to every power a double power, Above their functions and their offices.” – Love’s Labours Lost

Never durst poet touch a pen to write Until his ink were tempered with Love’s sighs.” – Love’s Labours Lost

What’s mine is yours, and what is yours is mine.” – Measure for Measure

Let’s go hand in hand, not one before another.” – The Comedy of Errors

O, how this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day, Which now shows all the beauty of the sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away!” – The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Shakespeare Romantic Quotes

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain, But lust’s effect is tempest after sun; Love’s gentle spring doth always fresh remain, Lust’s winter comes ere summer half be done. Love surfeits not; lust like a glutton dies; Love is all truth; lust full of forged lies.” – Venus and Adonis

They do not love that do not show their love.” – The Two Gentleman of Verona

A heart to love, and in that heart, Courage, to make’s love known.” – Macbeth

The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.” – As You Like It

She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them.” – Othello

“They are in the very wrath of love, and they will go together. Clubs cannot part them.” – As You Like It

What is love? ‘Tis not hereafter: Present mirth hath present laughter.” – Twelfth Night

A heaven on earth I have won by wooing thee.” – All’s Well That Ends Well

But are you so much in love as your rhymes speak? Neither rhyme nor reason can express how much.” – As You Like It

Sweet, above thought I love thee.” – Troilus and Cressida

Love is a spirit all compact of fire.” – Venus and Adonis

“I can express no kinder sign of love, than this kind kiss.” – Cymbeline

O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound And crown what I profess with kind event If I speak true! If hollowly, invert What best is boded me to mischief!

I Beyond all limit of what else i’ th’ world Do love, prize, honor you.” – The TempestI, Beyond all limit of what else i’ th’ world, Do love, prize, honour you.” – The Tempest

He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she: And she a fair divided excellence, Whose fullness of perfection lies in him.” – King John

Now join hands, and with your hands your hearts.” – Henry VI

Love hath made thee a tame snake.” – As You Like It

Excellent wetch! Perdition catch my soul, but I do love thee, and when I love thee not, chaos is come again.” – Othello

My love’s more richer than my tongue.” – King Lear

“No sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved; no sooner loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

“No sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved; no sooner loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage.”

“Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.”

“Love is blind and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit.”

“Love is blind and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit.”

“Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make poor females mad.”

“The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.”

“Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs.”

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”

But love, first learned in a lady’s eyes, Lives not alone immured in the brain, But, with the motion of all elements, Courses as swift as thought in every power, And gives to every power a double power, Above their functions and their offices.”

“This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath may prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.”

“This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath may prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.”

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

Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark, That looks on tempests and is never shaken.”

“And when love speaks, the voice of all the gods makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.”

Famous Love Quotes Shakespeare

“Is it possible that love should of a sudden take such a hold?”

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee The more I have, for both are infinite.”

“For to be wise and love exceeds man’s might; that dwells with gods above.”

A heart to love, and in that heart, Courage, to make’s love known

Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof

For where thou art, there is the world itself, And where thou art not, desolation

Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love.

I pray you, do not fall in love with me, For I am falser than vows made in wine

I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster.” “I would not wish any companion in the world but you

In thy youth wast as true a lover, As ever sighed upon a midnight pillow.

Love will not be spurred to what it loathes.” “Lovers can do their amorous rites by their own beauties.” “Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love

Mistress, you know yourself, down on your knees, And thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love

Oh, how this spring of love resembleth, The uncertain glory of an April day, Which now shows all beauty of the Sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away.

She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them

She will die if you love her not, And she will die ere she might make her love known.

This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet

To be wise and love, Exceeds man’s might.” “You cannot call it love, for at your age the heyday in the blood is tame.

Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. Then your love would also change

Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it

For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo

Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow. That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down

Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is!

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite

Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow

These violent delights have violent ends. And in their triump die, like fire and powder Which, as they kiss, consume.” “Thus with a kiss I die

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

Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.” “Women may fall when there’s no strength in men

Oh, how this spring of love resembleth, The uncertain glory of an April day, Which now shows all beauty of the Sun, And by and by a cloud takes all awa

She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them

She will die if you love her not, And she will die ere she might make her love known

This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet

To be wise and love, Exceeds man’s might.” “You cannot call it love, for at your age the heyday in the blood is tame.”

Those are romantic William Shakespeare love quotes to emb

The stroke of death is as a lovers pinch, Which hurts and is desired.

Shakespeare Quotes On Life Lessons

I do love nothing in the world so well as you: is not that strange?’
Much Ado About Nothing

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.’
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

But love is blind, and lovers cannot see.’
Merchant of Venice

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.’

As You Like It
‘We know what we are, but know not what we may be.’

‘Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them’’
Twelfth Night

‘Art thou afeard to be the same in thine own act and valour As thou are in desire?’

‘How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes!’
As You Like It

‘As, I confess, it is my nature’s plague To spy into abuses, and oft my jealousy Shapes faults that are not.’

‘Good company, good wine, good welcome can make good people ’

‘The world is grown so bad, that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch’

‘Better three hours too soon than a minute late.’
The Merry Wives Of Windsor

‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.’

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. – William Shakespeare .

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

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

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.” – William Shakespeare .

There is no darkness but ignorance.” – William Shakespeare .

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare .

Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” – William Shakespeare .

You speak an infinite deal of nothing.” – William Shakespeare .

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. – William Shakespeare .

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

They do not love that do not show their love.” – William Shakespeare .

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

Give every man thy ear but few thy voice.” William Shakespeare

Love me or hate me, both are in my favor, if you love me, I’ll always be in your heart, if you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.” William Shakespeare

I always feel happy, you know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone, expectations always hurt. Life is short, so love your life, be happy and keep smiling.” William Shakespeare

Have more than you show, speak less than you know.” William ShakespeareJust live for yourself and before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you pray, forgive. Before you hurt, feel. Before you hate, love. Before you quit, try. Before you die, live.” William Shakespeare

To do a great right do a little wrong.” William Shakespeare

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” William Shakespeare

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare

Always the wrong person gives you the right lesson in life.” William Shakespeare

Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” William Shakespeare

Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” William Shakespeare

Time is very slow for those who wait. Very fast for those who are scared. Very long for those who celebrate. But for those who love, time is eternal.” William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Quotes on Life And Love

This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this:
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.” (Act I, scene v)


“Love is a smoke rais’d with the fume of sighs;
Being purg’d, a fire sparkling in a lover’s eyes;
Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears:
What is it else? a madness most discreet,
A choking gall and a preserving sweet.” (Act I, scene i)

My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.” (Act II, scene ii)
“Love goes toward love, as school-boys from their books,
But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.” (Act II, scene ii)

“Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night;

Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night,
And pay no worship to the garish sun.” (Act III, scene ii)

“But are you so much in love as your rhymes speak?
Neither rhyme nor reason can express how much.” (Act II, scene iii)

“If thou rememb’rest not the slightest folly
That ever love did make thee run into,
Thou has not loved.” (Act II, scene iv)

“Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?” (Act III, scene v)

“No sooner met but they looked, no sooner looked but they loved, no sooner loved but they sighed, no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason, no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage.” (Act V, scene ii)

A play that features endless combinations of lovers falling in and out of love must have something wise to say about it, right? Yes! Two of Shakespeare’s all-time hits are from this play, in fact.

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” (Act I, scene i)

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” (Act I, scene ii)

“When you depart from me sorrow abides, and happiness takes his leave.” (Act I, scene i)

“Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy
if I could say how much.—Lady, as you are mine, I am
yours. I give away myself for you and dote upon the exchange.” (Act II, scene i)

“I do love nothing in the world so well as you—is not that strange?” (Act IV, scene i)

“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” (Act IV, scene i)

“I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes—and moreover, I will go with thee to thy uncle’s.” (Act V, scene ii)

“Thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.” (Sonnet 29)

“In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire,
Consum’d with that which it was nourish’d by.
This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.” (Sonnet 73)

“Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken.” (Sonnet 116)

“My love is as a fever, longing still
For that which longer nurseth the disease,
Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,
Th’ uncertain sickly appetite to please.” (Sonnet 147)

And as music be the food of love, we’ll play on. Here’s Juliet Stevenson reading all of Sonnet 116, one of the most romantic poems of all time (in this writer’s humble opinion):

Brevity is the soul of wit.”
— Polonius, Hamlet

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
— Helena, Midsummer Night’s Dream

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.”
— Caesar, Julius Caesar

“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.”
— Macbeth, Macbeth

“All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.”
— Prince of Morocco, Merchant of Venice

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
— Lysander, Midsummer Night’s Dream

“Go hang yourselves all!
You are idle shallow things; I am not of your element.”
— Malvolio, Twelfth Night

“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall”
— Escalus, Measure for Measure

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