Quotes On Life And Death By Shakespeare

Quotes On Life And Death By Shakespeare

50 Best Shakespeare Quotes On Love And Life

1. ‘This thought is as a death’

(Sonnet 64))

2. ‘For now they kill me with a living death’

(King Richard III))

3. ‘Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death’

(Romeo & Juliet))

4. ‘Death-counterfeiting sleep’

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream))

5. ‘The gloomy shade of death’

(King Henry VI, Part I))

6. ‘What ugly sights of death within mine eyes!’

(King Richard III))

7. ‘O wretched state! o bosom black as death!’

(Hamlet))

8. ‘On pain of death, no person be so bold’

(King Richard II))

9. ‘Tired with all these, for restful death I cry’

(Sonnet 66))

10. ‘Cowards die many times before their deaths’

(Julius Caesar)

11. ‘What is thy sentence then but speechless death’

(King Richard II)

12. ‘Look upon thy death’

(Romeo & Juliet)

13. ‘To rush into the secret house of death’

(Antony & Cleopatra)

14. ‘The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes’

(Julius Caesar)

15. ‘Why, thou owest god a death’

(King Henry IV, Part I)

16. ‘The valiant never taste of death but once’

(Julius Caesar)

17. ‘Speak me fair in death’

(Merchant of Venice)

18. ‘Let me be boiled to death with melancholy’

(Twelfth Night)

19. ‘Dream on, dream on, of bloody deeds and death’

(King Richard III)

20. ‘Whose heart the accustom’d sight of death makes hard’

(As You Like It)

21. ‘Muddy death’

( Hamlet)

22. ‘Thou ominous and fearful owl of death’

(King Henry VI, Part I)

23. ‘Ay, but to die, and go we know not where’

(Measure for Measure)

Shakespeare using death as a metaphor, or part of a metaphor

24. ‘For in that sleep of death what dreams may come’

(Hamlet)

25. ‘This thought is as a death’

(Sonnet 64)

27. ‘Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death’

(Romeo & Juliet)

28. ‘Death-counterfeiting sleep’

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

29. ‘The gloomy shade of death’

(King Henry VI, Part I)

30. ‘What ugly sights of death within mine eyes!’

(King Richard III)

31. ‘O wretched state! o bosom black as death!’

(Hamlet)

32. ‘On pain of death, no person be so bold’

( King Richard II)

Shakespeare death quotes where Shakespeare personifies death

33. ‘When that churl Death my bones with dust shall cover’

(Sonnet 5)

34. ‘O Death, made proud with pure and princely beauty!’

(King John)

35. ‘Though Death be poor, it ends a mortal woe’

(King Richard II)

36. ‘So shalt thou feed on Death, that feeds on men’

(Sonnet 146)

37. ‘Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath’

(Romeo & Juliet)

38. ‘Death lies on her like an untimely frost’

(Romeo & Juliet)

39. ‘Death is my son-in-law, death is my heir’

(Romeo & Juliet)

40. Crack’d in pieces by malignant Death’

(King Richard III)

41. ‘Death, not Romeo, take my maidenhead!’

(Romeo & Juliet)

42. ‘Where hateful Death put on his ugliest mask’

(King Henry IV, Part II)

43. ‘When Death doth close his tender dying eyes’

(King Henry VI, Part I)

44. ‘Till our King Henry had shook hands with Death’

(King Henry VI, Part III)

45. ‘Then have we a prescription to die when Death is our physician’

(Othello)

46. ‘The worst is Death, and death will have his day’

(King Richard II)

47. ‘The sudden hand of Death close up mine eye!’

(Love’s Labour’s Lost)

48. ‘Unsubstantial Death is amorous’

(Romeo & Juliet)

49. ‘Death rock me asleep’

(King Henry IV, Part II)

50. ‘Then love-devouring Death do what he dare’

(Romeo & Juliet)

 

Shakespeare Death Quotes

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V, Sc. I
This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad.

Hamlet, Act V, Sc. II
This fell sergeant, death,
Is strict in his arrest.

Hamlet, Act II, Sc. II
They are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time: after your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live.

Julius Caesar, Act II, Sc. II
Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.

Julius Caesar, Act II, Sc. II
When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.

King Henry IV. Part II, Act I, Sc. II
I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.

Macbeth, Act V, Sc. V
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow

Macbeth, Act V, Sc. VI
Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death.

Othello, Act II, Sc. I
If after every tempest come such calms,
May the winds blow till they have waken’d death!

The Merchant of Venice, Act IV, Sc. I
I am a tainted wether of the flock,
Meetest for death: the weakest kind of fruit
Drops earliest to the ground.

Twelfth Night, Act III, Sc. IV
Out of the jaws of death.

 

  • “The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good — in spite of all the people who say he is very good.”– Robert Graves
  • “Within that Circle none durst walk but he.”– John Dryden

 

“This above all: to thine ownself be true.

And it must follow, as the night the day,

Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

 

“Reputation is an idle and most false imposition;

oft got without merit and lost without deserving.”

William Shakespeare, Orthello

 

William Shakespeare Quotes about Death

 

“Cowards die many times before their deaths;

The valiant never taste of death but once.

Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,

It seems to me most strange that men should fear;

Seeing that death, a necessary end,

Will come when it will come.”

William Shakespeare, Julius Ceasar

 

“To die:—to sleep:

No more; and, by a sleep to say we end

The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks.”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

 

“He that cuts off twenty years of life

Cuts off so many years of fearing death.”

William Shakespeare, Julius Cesar

 

“Woe, destruction, ruin, and decay;

The worst is death, and death will have his day.”

William Shakespeare,  Richard II

 

“Ah, what a sign it is of evil life,

Where death’s approach is seen so terrible!”

William Shakespeare, Henry V

 

“If I must die

I will encounter darkness as a bride,

And hug it in mine arms.Measure for Measure.”

William Shakespeare

 

William Shakespeare Quotes about Greatness

 

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness,

and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”

William Shakespeare, Twelth Night

 

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”

William Shakespeare, Henry IV

“All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players:

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts.

As You Like It

To be or not to be, that is the question.”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

 

“Men at some time are masters of their fates:

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,

But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

 

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be;

For loan oft loses both itself and friend,

And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

 

 

“Good night, good night!

parting is such sweet sorrow,

That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,

And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind.”

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

“Where love is great,

the littlest doubts are fear;

When little fears grow great,

great love grows there.”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

 

“Doubt thou the stars are fire.

Doubt that the sun doth move.

Doubt truth to be a liar.

But never doubt my love.”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

 

“Friendship is constant in all other things

Save in the office and affairs of love:

Therefore, all hearts in love use their own tongues;

Let every eye negotiate for itself

And trust no agent.”

William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

 

“If music be the food of love, play on.”

William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

 

William Shakespeare Quotes about Time

 

“Time’s glory is to calm contending kings,

To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light.

Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.”

William Shakespeare, Macbeth

 

“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,

Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,

To the last syllable of recorded time;

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools

The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,

And then is heard no more. It is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing.”

William Shakespeare, Macbeth

 

William Shakespeare Quotes about Truth

 

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose,

By any other name would smell as sweet.”

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

 

“If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do,

chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces.”

William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

 

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