William Shakespeare is England’s most celebrated dramatist and poet. His plays are known around the world for their universal themes and insight into the human condition. His writing deeply penetrates into the soul and reveals the subtle but vast inner world. Here are some of his immortal quotes :

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

“If music be the food of love, play on” 

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

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

“Love all, trust few, do wrong to none.”


“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.”

“If love be Blind, it best agrees with night.”

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

“Like madness is the glory of life.”

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

“The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.”

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”

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

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

“The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.”

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

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

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


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

“Better three hours too soon, than a minute too late.”

“I say there is no darkness but ignorance.”

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”