Looking For Shakespeare Quotes? Read On!
This Shakespeare quotes page links to all sorts of Shakespeare quotes, along with their modern translations.
Shakespeare is the most quoted English writer of all time, with his plays and sonnets enduring popularity around the world. It’s not surprising given the volume and quality of works that Shakespeare wrote that virtually everyone can quote at least a few words of Shakespeare – even if at times they don’t know they’re doing it!
Top Shakespeare Quotes
It was a tough one picking them, but check out our 50 most famous Shakespeare quotes of all time. And a sneak preview of the most searched for Shakespeare quotes online:
“Is this a dagger which I see before me?”
“Double double toil and trouble”
“What light through yonder window breaks”
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears”
Queen Mab speech from Romeo & Juliet
Shakespeare Quotes by Subject
Want to impress a loved one? Have a look at the 50 top Shakespeare love quotes, along with their translations into modern English.
Feeling down? Read our top 50 Shakespeare quotes about death.
Spaced out? Browse Shakespeare’s quotes about dreams.
Feeling peckish? Read Shakespeare quotes on food. Thirsty? Shakespeare quotes on drink.
Feeling lonesome? Read Shakespeare’s goodbye quotes.
And how about having a read through the top 20 quotes about Shakespeare from writers over the years.
Shakespeare Quotes by Play
Hamlet quotes translated into modern English
Henry V quotes translated into modern English
Julius Caesar quotes translated into modern English
Macbeth quotes translated into modern English
Othello quotes translated into modern English
Romeo & Juliet quotes translated into modern English
Shakespeare Dictionary: Quotes from other Shakespeare plays translated into modern English
As well as the shorter Shakespeare quotes, we’ve translated a number of Shakespeare’s soliloquies into modern English to help with your understanding. Not sure what a soliloquy is? See soliluquys from a number of Shakepseare’s major works:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream soliloquies
The Merchant of Venice soliloquies
Whilst reading quotes is a great way to take in the language in your own time, hearing Shakespeare’s word performed can really bring them to life. Listen to these students performing 37 well known Shakespeare quotes in 2 minutes.
It isn’t just beautiful prose and iambic pentameter that should come to mind when asked to quote Shakespeare. Shakespeare was the first person recorded using up to 1,700 words and dozens of phrases for the first time ever, many of which have fallen into daily usage. Such common phrases include:
La práctica exitosa de sesiones de juego sumamente largas de Clash of Clans se retuvo y
ha sido promovida correctamente -aún es posible proteger tu base
de Boom Beach de ataques de enemigos quedándose
on line por días hasta semanas, mas ir de una fase a
otra a lo largo de sesiones tan largas se hace imposible en Boom Beach en una nueva forma.
Esperamos que estos consejos y trucos para Boom Beach hayan sido de ayuda
para comenzar de buena forma en éste gran juego.
Trying to discover Shakespeare quote the ends with “Therefore am not a beast”.
It denotes that man can be more cruel than an animal!
Can you help?
You may be referring to a line from Rosalind in As you like it, act IV scene II, somewhere around line 72, when she’s reading from a letter to her sent by Pheobe. It’s a similar line but not exact. I’m uncertain of this, but there may be another line, also by Rosalind later that is closer to what you said above, and if there is, it’s around the scene where she is striking a bargain with phoebe about not marrying a woman. I’ve not checked these details and I’m going by memory so sorry if I’m not anywhere near what your looking for. I just remember that line from the reading of the letter. Hope it helps.
“No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast.”
• Richard III
Richard the Third Act 1, scene 2 , spoken by Richard in reply to Lady Anne (whose husband and father-in-law he has slain) and who he is trying to seduce. This follows her line to the effect that even beasts are capable of a modicum of pity. He replies: “But I know none, therefore am no beast”.
Hope this is what you were looking for, Ed
Anne : (the one he is trying, unsuccessfully to woo)
‘No Beast so fierce that knows some touch of mercy’.
Richard : ‘But I know none, therefore am no beast’
What play is this quote from ? and what is its’ meaning ?
“I risk my life for my own work and my reason has half foundered in it”?
and this one as well:
“If there were reason for these miseries…”
“There is a tide in the affairs of men….”
Please complete, give context, speaker, and play name source.
Much appreciated, J-Ram
they are too lazy…
This quote is from Julius Caesar-I think it was Brutus who was Caesar’s best friend. The quote goes”there is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood moves onto Fame and Fortune.’
Is anyone familiar with the line ; ‘If you want to do a great good; do a little evil’ I believe it is attributed to Shakespeare.
Which play and character is it? (Thankyou)
Hi Kirwan, I’m afraid that’s not a Shakespeare line – and not one I can find any reference to anywhere!
Oh what tangled webs we humans weave when we practice to deceive.
Which play was this from?
Hi Ian, this quote is not Shakespeare, but actually from a Scott poem: https://www.enotes.com/topics/marmion/quotes/oh-what-tangled-web-we-weave-when-first-we
Can some one tell me where this is from? ‘ I complained when I had no shoes , until I saw a man with no legs’.
Hi Lyn, it seems the phrase has been around since at least Sa’di’s writings in 1259: https://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/i_cried_because_i_had_no_shoes_until_i_saw_a_man_who_had_no_feet_aphorism
i dont understand
What is the best “yes” that a man or woman gives when she or he gives in to a seduction?