To Be, or Not to Be – William Shakespeare Quotes About Thought, Love and Life

Shakespeare had the talent to pose thoughtful questions and furnish even more profound answers. Regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, Shakespeare left a legacy of nothing less than masterfully crafted words of wisdom.

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. He was a renowned poet, playwright, and actor. Among Shakespeare’s finest works are titles such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Hamlet”, “Romeo and Juliet”, and “Macbeth”.

A collection of 25 famous quotes by Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon:

  1. All the world’s a stage.
  2. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
  3. If music be the food of love, play on.
  4. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
  5. I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
  6. All that glitters is not gold.
  7. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
  8. To be, or not to be: that is the question.
  9. Expectation is the root of all heartache.
  10. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
  11. Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.
  12. All things are ready, if our mind be so.
  13. True love cannot be found where it truly does not exist, nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
  14. If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone.
  15. Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.
  16. The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
  17. Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
  18. Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.
  19. No legacy is so rich as honesty.
  20. With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
  21. We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
  22. The golden age is before us, not behind us.
  23. They do not love that do not show their love.
  24. Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
  25. All’s well that ends well.

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