William Shakespeare Quotes

Now, my co-mates and brothers in exile, Hath not old custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp?
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Duke Senior, in As You Like It, act 2, sc. 1, l. 1-3. The banished duke moralizing in the forest of Arden.
(39) (29)
Watch tonight, pray tomorrow. Gallants, lads, boys, hearts of gold, all the titles of good fellowship come to you!
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 2, sc. 4, l. 277-9. Happy in the prospect of a night's festivity; "watch" means stay awake.
(40) (22)
There is a river in Macedon, and there is moreover a river in Monmouth. It is called Wye at Monmouth, but it is out of my prains what is the name of the other river; but 'tis all one, 'tis alike as my fingers is to my fingers, and there is salmons in both.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Fluellen, in Henry V, act 4, sc. 7, l. 26-31. Fluellen's logic is as quaint as his language as he "proves" that Henry V is as great a soldier as Alexander the Great.
(34) (23)
O, the difference of man and man! To thee a woman's services are due.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Goneril, in King Lear, act 4, sc. 2, l. 26-7. Making love to Edmund, so different from her husband, Albany.
(36) (22)
Blest are those Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled That they are not a pipe for Fortune's finger To sound what stop she please.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 3, sc. 2, l. 68-71. Referring to Horatio; "blood" means passions; "commingled" means mixed.
(35) (20)
So we grew together Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet an union in partition, Two lovely berries moulded on one stem.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Helena, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 3, sc. 2, l. 208-11.
(35) (20)
He's a soldier fit to stand by Caesar And give direction.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Iago, in Othello, act 2, sc. 3, l. 122-3. Commenting on Cassio.
(32) (22)
Then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Jaques, in As You Like It, act 2, sc. 7, l. 147-9. The third of the "seven ages" (l. 143) of man.
(27) (26)
Those holy fields, Over whose acres walked those blessed feet Which fourteen hundred years ago were nailed For our advantage on the bitter cross.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. King Henry, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 1, sc. 1, l. 24-7.
(34) (14)
God shall be my hope, My stay, my guide, and lantern to my feet.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. King Henry, in Henry VI, Part 2, act 2, sc. 3, l. 24-5.
(57) (21)