William Shakespeare Quotes (4075 quotes)
Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene iv
“Ornament is but the gilded shore To a most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarf Veiling an Indian; beauty, in a word, The seeming truth which cunning times put on To entrap the wisest.”
The Merchant of Venice (1605)
“To wail friends lost Is not by much so wholesome — profitable, As to rejoice at friends but newly found.”
Love's Labour's Lost (1597)
“If ever thou shalt love, In the sweet pangs of it remember me; For such as I am all true lovers are, Unstaid and skittish in all motions else Save in the constant image of the creature That is beloved.”
Twelfth Night; or, What You Will (1601), Act II, Scene IV
King Lear (1606), Act I, Scene IV
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWilliam Shakespeare
Born: April 26, 1564
Died: April 23, 1616 (aged 51)
Occupation: Dramatist, playwright, poet, actor
Bio: William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems.