Top 10 Classic Quotes of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born on April 26, 1564 and died at the age of 52, on 23 April 1616. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children.

William Shakespeare has been awarded with an honor of being England’s national poet and ‘Bard of Avon’. Shakespeare occupies a unique position in the world’s literature. He was popular among people as an English poet, dramatist and actor. His plays remain highly popular and are constantly studied and performed in different cultural and political contexts throughout the world.

Plays written by Shakespeare were even translated into major languages of the world. He was an author of 38 plays and 154 sonnets.

Best quotes by the William Shakespeare are:

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.”

-William Shakespeare

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.”

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“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

-William Shakespeare

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

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“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”

-William Shakespeare

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”

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“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

-William Shakespeare

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

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“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”

-William Shakespeare

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”

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“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

-William Shakespeare

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

-William Shakespeare

“What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

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“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.”

-William Shakespeare

“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.”

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“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

-William Shakespeare

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

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“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.”

-William Shakespeare

“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.”

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