William Shakespeare, born 26 April 1564, was an English poet, playwright, and actor. He is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, and is often called the “Bard of Avon”.
There is not much known about Shakespeare’s personal life, and whatever is known can not be confirmed as there are no written records.
Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. He went to London in 1585, and became a successful as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men. He retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, where he died three years later.
Following are some of the 29 best and most appreciated quotes with images from the different range of works he has left us with. He wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses.
29 Inspiring William Shakespeare Quotes
“Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.”
“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”
“Be great in act, as you have been in thought.”
“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.”
“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.”
“If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?”
“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” Literarygenius.info
“Parting is such sweet sorrow.”
“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.”
“Assume a virtue, if you have it not.”
“What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god — the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!”
“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”
“As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.”
“Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.”
“No legacy is so rich as honesty.”
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”