William Shakespeare Quotes

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)

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

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 […]

Sleep thou, and I will wind thee in my arms. (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Sleep she as sound as careless infancy. (The Merry Wives of Windsor)

In sleep a king, but, waking, no such matter. (Sonnet 87)

Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast. (Romeo and Juliet)