10 Most Beloved Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare was the legend Writer, English poet, playwright, and actor. William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon. His famous works are Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet.

Here, We Present 10 Most Beloved Shakespeare Quotes,

That You May Share With Your Sweetheart –

1. “To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them. To die: to sleep;”

– Hamlet contemplating suicide in his famous soliloquy. (Hamlet)

2. “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, upon learning of the queen’s death. (Macbeth)

3. “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.”

– Polonius, giving Laertes a pep talk. (Hamlet)

4. “Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead, excessive grief the enemy to the living.”

– Lafeu, consoling the Countess on the death of her husband and departure of her son. (All’s Well That Ends Well)

5. “Love all, trust a few,
Do wrong to none: be able for thine enemy
Rather in power than use, and keep thy friend
Under thy own life’s key: be cheque’d for silence,
But never tax’d for speech.”

– The Countess dispensing some motherly wisdom to Bertram before he departs for France. (All’s Well That Ends Well)

6. “Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.”

– Caesar, to his wife, brushing aside her fear that he will soon die, which he does. (Julius Caesar)

7. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

– Hamlet explaining to Horatio the appearance of a ghost. (Hamlet)

8. “Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

– Cassius, priming Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar. (Julius Caesar)

9. “By all the vows that ever men have broke,
In number more than ever women spoke” – William Shakespeare

– Hermia, getting in a dig at men’s infidelity (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

10. “…be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”

– Malvolio (reading from a letter by Maria, which he believes to be from Olivia) (Twelfth Night)

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