Top 10 William Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare(April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616), aka the “Bard of Avon”, was a poet and playwright and known as one of the greatest British writers of the English language. He wrote 154 sonnets and 37 plays, which include his most famous works: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth.

Here are some of William Shakespeares greatest quotes:


All that glitters is not gold.

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

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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.



A fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

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Scars remind us that the past is real.

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It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

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Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.

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Have more than you show, speak less than you know.

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What’s done cannot be undone.


This above all; to thine own self be true.

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Thank you William Shakespeare!

Interesting William Shakespeare Facts:

  • The actual birthday of William Shakespeare is unknown, but believed to be near the day he was baptized on April 26th, 1564.
  • He had seven siblings.
  • He married Anne Hathaway at age 18.
  • He invented over 3000 words to the English language.

What are some of your favorite quotes?


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