- “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date”. –Sonnet 18
- “This above all: to thine own self be true”. – (Hamlet, Act I, Scene III).
- “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”. – (Hamlet, Act II, Scene II).
- “The lady doth protest too much, methinks”. – (Hamlet, Act III, Scene II).
- “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, Act II, Scene VII).
- “Off with his head!” – (King Richard, Act III, Scene IV).
- “He will give the devil his due”. – (King Henry IV, Act I, Scene II).
- “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”. – (King Henry the Sixth, Act IV, Scene II).
- “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.” – (Macbeth, Act V, Scene V).
- “Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, lend less than thou owest”. – (King Lear, Act I, Scene IV).
- “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them”. – (Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene V).
- “The common curse of mankind: folly and ignorance”. – (Troilus and Cressida, Act II, Scene III).
- “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – Julius Ceaser
- “Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.” – Romeo and Juliet
- “I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!” – Unknown
- “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry”. – Hamlet (Act I, Scene III).
Did I miss any good ones? Let me know in the comments below!