World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 William Shakespeare Quotes
2,311 Famous Quotes by William Shakespeare
4/23/1564 - 4/23/1616
Also Known As:  
Shakespeare     The Bard     Shaxper
Professions:  
Information:  
About William Shakespeare

What! can so young a thorn begin to prick?

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (King Edward at V, v)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind! The thief doth fear each bush an officer.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Gloucester at V, vi)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

The bird that hath been limed in a bush With trembling wing misdoubteth every bush.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (King Henry at V, vi)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Nothing can come of nothing.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at I, i)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Cordelia at I, i)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Whose nature is so far from doing harms, That he suspects none.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Edmund at I, ii)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Fool at I, iv)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest, Lend less than thou owest, Ride more than thou goest, Learn more than thou trowest, Set less than thou throwest; Leave thy drink and thy whore, And keep in-a-door, And thou shalt have more Than two tens to a score.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Fool at I, iv)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

He that keeps nor crust nor crumb, Weary of all shall want some.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Fool at I, iv)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is, To have a thankless child.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at I, iv)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Albany at I, iv)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

O let not women's weapons, water-drops, Stain my man's cheeks!

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at II, iv)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

When we our betters see bearing our woes, We scarcely think our miseries our foes.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Edgar at III, vi)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Through tattered clothes small vices do appear; Robes and furred gowns hide all.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at IV, vi)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Through tattered clothes small vices do appear; Robes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold, And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pygmy's straw does pierce it.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at IV, vi)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Her voice was ever soft, Gentle, and low, an excellent thing in woman.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (King Lear at V, iii)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices Make instruments to plague us.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: King Lear (Edgar at V, iii)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Thou wear a lion's hide! doff it for shame, And hang a calf's skin on those recreant limbs.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Constance at III, i)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man, And bitter shame hath spoiled the sweet world's taste, That it yields nought but shame and bitterness.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Lewis at III, iv)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Lewis at III, iv)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds Makes ill deeds done.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (King John at IV, ii)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

With taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Salisbury at IV, ii)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Be stirring as the time, be fire with fire; Threaten the threat'ner, and outface the brow Of bragging horror.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Bastard at V, i)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Anger is like A full hot horse, who being allowed his way, Self-mettle tires him.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Norfolk at I, i)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot That it doth singe yourself.

Proverbs Quotes, by William Shakespeare , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Norfolk at I, i)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes