William Shakespeare Quotes

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)

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

Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. (Macbeth)

O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain! My tables, – meet it is I set it down, That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain. (Hamlet)

There’s daggers in men’s smiles. (Macbeth)

Who here is so base that would be a bondman If any, speak; for him I have offended. (Julius Caesar)

How many thousand of my poorest subjects Are at this hour asleep! O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down And steep my senses in forgetfulness? Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee And hush’d […]