William Shakespeare Quotes

When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. (Julius Caesar)

As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him. (Julius Caesar)

And I will see what physic the tavern affords. (Henry VI)

There is no ancient gentlemen but gardeners, ditchers, and grave-makers; they hold up Adam’s profession. (Hamlet)

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety, other women cloy. (Antony and Cleopatra)

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. (“Hamlet”)

Where is fancy bred? In the heart or in the head? (The Merchant of Venice)

My affection hath an unknown bottom, like the Bay of Portugal. (As You Like It)

When a wise man gives thee better counsel, give me mine again. (King Lear)

Direct not him whose way himself will choose: ‘Tis breath thou lackest and that; breath wilt thou lose. (Richard II)