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20 Best Loved Shakespeare Quotes

For someone who loves books and loves quotes, there are few things more delightful than quotes from books. From quotes expressing the many sides of love, bravery, and cowardice, to quotes about decision-making, leadership and power tussles, there’s a Shakespeare quote for everything.

Here are 20 of the countless quotes that readers of Shakespeare have enjoyed and quoted over and over since they were first written:

[infobox maintitle=”To be, or not to be: that is the question. (Hamlet)” subtitle=”” bg=”gray” color=”black” opacity=”on” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”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. (As You Like it)” subtitle=”” bg=”yellow” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? (Romeo and Juliet)” subtitle=”” bg=”red” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Now is the winter of our discontent. (Richard III)” subtitle=”” bg=”brown” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? (Macbeth)” subtitle=”” bg=”red” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. (Twelfth Night)” bg=”green” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. (Julius Caesar)” subtitle=”” bg=”red” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”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? (The Merchant of Venice)” subtitle=”” bg=”blue” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”I am one who loved not wisely but too well. (Othello)” subtitle=”” bg=”gray” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Beware the Ides of March. (Julius Caesar)” subtitle=”” bg=”yellow” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”If music be the food of love, play on. (Twelfth Night)” subtitle=”” bg=”purple” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”What’s in a name? A rose by any name would smell as sweet. (Romeo and Juliet)” subtitle=”” bg=”pink” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”To thine own self be true. Then thou canst be false to any man. (Hamlet)” subtitle=”” bg=”gray” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”The fault, dear Brutus, lies not within the stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. (Julius Caesar)” subtitle=”” bg=”brown” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”But, for my own part, it was Greek to me. (Julius Caesar)” subtitle=”” bg=”brown” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. (Hamlet)” subtitle=”” bg=”green” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. (Henry IV, Part 2)” subtitle=”” bg=”purple” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. (The Tempest)” subtitle=”” bg=”gray” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”We have seen better days. (Timon of Athens)” subtitle=”” bg=”blue” color=”black” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

[infobox maintitle=”What light through yonder window breaks? (Romeo and Juliet)” subtitle=”” bg=”yellow” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”no link”]

Do you have a favourite that is not on the list? Please share in the comments section!

 

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Joy Ehonwa

Joy Ehonwa is an editor and a writer who is passionate about relationships and personal development. She runs Pinpoint Creatives, a proofreading, editing, transcription and ghostwriting service. Email: pinpointcreatives [at] yahoo.com

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