What is a meaningful quote from Shakespeare?

What is a meaningful quote from Shakespeare?

1-30 of 5,978 William Shakespeare quotes The idiot believes he is wise, but the wise man recognizes that he is a fool. "Love everyone, trust a few, and do no wrong to anybody." - Shakespear Love is the sweetest thing we know, it lasts the longest too. That's why we call love "the most powerful force in the world." Nowadays, people use this statement as an excuse not to respect others, but it's not true. Actually, love is the only force on earth capable of lifting mountains, because at its heart lies a great truth: all human beings are equal in dignity and value. It's what makes us different from animals. Without love, there is nothing to hold us together, neither family, friends, nor society. Would you say that about dogs? Cats? Bees? No, they need bonds of some kind or else they would go crazy.

Shakespeare was a genius when it came to language. He gave us words that still mean something today, like believe, love, hope, and forgive. But he also coined many new terms that didn't become popular until later. Although he wasn't the first writer to use these words, he was the first to put them into a poem.

What are some good Shakespeare quotes?

William Shakespeare quotations

  • “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
  • “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
  • “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
  • “Be not afraid of greatness.
  • “Doubt thou the stars are fire;

Are there any love quotes from William Shakespeare?

The 55 Shakespeare love quotes below are solely from his plays; if we had delved into Shakespeare's sonnets or poems, we might easily have quadrupled the list of Shakespeare love quotes (and may yet do so!). So, from the playwright who famously said, "never doubt that I love," here are William Shakespeare's all-time best love quotes:

Love is blind. That is its glory. Its curse is that it makes everyone who loves it blind too.

Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind's eye and therefore is invisible. Love never fails. But where love and money meet, evil will flourish.

Love is eternal. It will last as long as you have something to live for.

Love is a feeling. That's why they call it love!

Love is like a butterfly; you never know what it'll turn into. But if you let it, it could be beautiful wings.

Love is like a shadow; sometimes it keeps us safe from harm, but more often than not it is the light that shows us the way out.

And like any fire, it can burn you up if you aren't careful. But also like any fire, it can keep your body and your soul warm at once.

Love is a song that unites people in their hearts.

What Shakespeare quotes are still used today?

"More fool you" and "All of a sudden" are five lines from the play.

  • “More fool you” – The Taming of the Shrew.
  • “Short shrift” – Richard III.
  • “Neither here nor there” – Othello and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
  • “Mum’s the word” – Henry VI, Part II.
  • “That way madness lies” – King Lear.

Who said "love is blind"?

Shakespeare, William "Love is blind, and lovers cannot see the beauty," William Shakespeare reportedly observed. This is sometimes attributed to John Donne, but no evidence exists that he ever said it.

The phrase "love is blind" has been used by many writers since its first appearance in print in 1732. It may have been coined by Richard Lovell Edgeworth who wrote in English: "Love is blind, and lovers will see whatever they wish to see." Another writer who has been associated with this phrase is Samuel Johnson who described love as "a feeling without a cause". Although never having used the words "love is blind", Johnson did write two poems entitled "Love is a Many-Sided Thing" and "Love is a Sweet Sound".

There are several theories about how this expression became associated with Shakespeare and Donne. Some scholars believe it may have originated with Shakespeare or Donne himself. They point out that both poets were well known for their blindness (Donne was actually born blind) and may have used this fact to highlight the inability of others to see what they saw in someone else.

Another theory is that the expression came from a play written by Thomas Middleton called A Game at Chess.

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