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 30 Shakespeare quotes on life lessons!
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.
21 thoughts on “Top 30 Shakespeare quotes on life lessons”
I know some of Shakespeare’s quotes but not all of them – fascinating.
It was difficult to decide which ones exactly to post up on here. I hope you have gained something from the selection none the less 🙂
Profound information about Shakespeare. Thanks for sharing.
This encourages me a lot. “To do a great right do a little wrong.”
Sometimes it is necessary 🙂 Glad that this brought you some encouragement. Thank you for dropping by
I am lucky enough to live close to the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre and to be able to see their wonderful adaptations of his work. Sadly they are in lockdown at the moment and struggling like many of our theatres.
Thanks for visiting our page! Sounds interesting, I will have to check that one out.
This is beautiful! I think my favourite is “We know what we are, but know not what we may be”
Hi Kiki – thank you for your comments! Yes we never know what our future selves may look like – although, we sure can influence it.
Oh, these are fantastic! I hadn’t heard all of them before!
Thanks Cheryll – glad you enjoyed them!
William Shakespeare wrote the most profound pieces and quotes. Thank you for sharing.
Really are something else – very inspiring. Thanks for visiting
Beautiful compilation. May I request you also add the name of the Play it comes from? Thanks again for the great compilation- I am a huge fan of Willie Shakes 😃
Hi Airak !
That is a good idea – let me look into that this weekend
Love this. Thank you so much. And also for adding the fascinating details about his life.
Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 thank you
His words live on and are often quoted. Thank you for following my blog.