20 William Shakespeare Quotes That Prove Inspiration Is Timeless

Today we’re going back in time with our list of inspirational quotes. I’m featuring the infamous poet and playwright William Shakespeare. He gave us Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth but his wise words continued behind his famous plays. These quotes have stood the test of time and continue to inspire many to follow their dreams. Save, share, and enjoy!



“Love me or hate me, both are in my favor. If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart. If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.”



“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.”



“The course of true love never did run smooth.”



“Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”



“Life is but a walking shadow.”



“When words fail, music speaks.”



“My soul is in the sky.”



“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”



“Though she be but little, she is fierce.”



“My drops of tears I’ll turn to sparks of fire.”



“It’s easy for people to joke about scars if they’ve never been cut.”



“The earth has music for those who listen.”



“To thine own self be true.”



“I love thee with a love that shall not die, till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.”



“Time is very slow for those who wait. Very fast for those who are scared. Very long for those who lament. Very short for those who celebrate. But for those who love, time is eternal.”



“Love looks not with the eyes.”



“I always feel happy, you know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone, expectations always hurt. Life is short, so love your life, be happy, and keep smiling. Just live for yourself and before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you pray, forgive. Before you hurt, feel. Before you hate, love. Before you quit, try. Before you die, live.



“Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.”



“Live, love, and let be.”



“I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.”


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