Top 21 Shakespeare quotes on life lessons
William Shakespeare was an English poet born in 16th century England and is widely regarded as one of the best (if not the best) writer in the English speaking world. His most well known play include Romeo and Juliet (Circa 1597), Hamlet (Circa 1603) & Macbeth (Circa 1606).
From William Shakespeare’s many plays and writings we can gain valuable life lessons. Below, we present to you 21 Shakespeare quotes on life lessons
Shakespeare quotes on life lessons
“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”W.Shakespeare
“The course of true love never did run smooth.”W.Shakespeare
“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”W.Shakespeare
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”W.Shakespeare
“To do a great right do a little wrong.”W.Shakespeare
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”W.Shakespeare
“O’ What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!”W.Shakespeare
“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”W.Shakespeare
“Nothing can come of nothing.”W.Shakespeare
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”W.Shakespeare
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”W.Shakespeare
“What’s done can’t be undone.”W.Shakespeare
“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.”W.Shakespeare
“If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottage princes’ palaces.”W.Shakespeare
“Having nothing, nothing can he lose.”W.Shakespeare
“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.”W.Shakespeare
“No legacy is so rich as honesty.”W.Shakespeare
“I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.”W.Shakespeare
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”W.Shakespeare
“If music be the food of love, play on.”W.Shakespeare
“To be, or not to be: that is the question.”W.Shakespeare
Interesting William Shakespeare facts:
- William Shakespeare was born on 26th April 1564 and died on 23rd April 1616, aged 51 in Warwickshire, England.
- Whilst he is often referred to as simply ‘Shakespeare’ he is also often called ‘England’s national poet’ , ‘The Bard of Avon’, or simply as ‘The Bard’
- His work was extensive across his relatively short life consisting of 154 sonnets and 39 plays.
- He was born into a relatively affluent family of which his father, John Shakespeare was am alderman and his mother Mary Arden being the daughter of an affluent landowner.
- Shakespeare had three children together with Anne Hathaway – Susana, Hamnet and Judith.
- Shakespeare’s work can be found online for free. You can find the host site by clicking here
- Shakespeare has no living direct decedents. His daughter, Susanna, married in 1607 and had only one child, Elizabeth. Despite Elizabeth being married twice, she never had any children. Judith married and had three sons, however, one died in infancy and the other two both died unmarried. His son, Hamnet, died aged 11.