Important William Shakespeare quotes

10 famous William Shakespeare quotes to memorise

Shakespeare is arguably the king of the English language – having invented countless words and phrases, as well as having a pretty habit for writing some of the most sustaining literature in the world.

So here are 10 of his most famous quotes – perfect for casually slipping into conversation and sounding very impressive…


“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – Julius Caesar

“This above all; to thine own self be true.” – Hamlet

Important William Shakespeare quotes

“Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.” – Twelfth Night

“How well he’s read, to reason against reading!” – Love’s Labour’s Lost

Important William Shakespeare quotes

“Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” – Romeo and Juliet

“Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.”-  King Henry VIII

“Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.” – Julius Caesar

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” – Hamlet



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