Shakespeare needs no introduction, he is simply regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.
The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch, which hurts and is desired.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
This above all; to thine own self be true.
I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.
Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man who hath any honesty in him.
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.