William Shakespeare Quotes

It is a wise father that knows his own child. (“The Merchant of Venice”)

But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. (“Romeo and Juliet”)

The course of true love never did run smooth. (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”)

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. (“Hamlet”)

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. (“Sonnet 18”)

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.

Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon’s mouth. (As You Like It)

The painful warrior famoused for fight, After a thousand victories, once foil’d, Is from the books of honor razed quite, And all the rest forgot for which he toil’d. (Sonnet 258)

Society is no comfort to one not sociable. (Cymbeline)

Lawn as white as driven snow. (The Winter’s Tale)