The Greatest Shakespeare Quotes About Life

  1. 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

  2. The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.

    - William Shakespeare

  3. And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe. And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot; And thereby hangs a tale.

    - William Shakespeare

  4. Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

    - William Shakespeare

  5. When we are born, we cry, that we are come to this great stage of fools.

    - William Shakespeare

  6. Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron. Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

    - William Shakespeare

  7. That but this blow might be the be-all and the end-all here. But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, we’ld jump the life to come.

    - William Shakespeare

  8. Reason thus with life: If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing that none but fools would keep.

    - William Shakespeare

  9. Life is a shuttle.

    - William Shakespeare

  10. From year to year, the battles, sieges, fortunes, that I have pass’d.

    - William Shakespeare

  11. Who will believe my verse in time to come,if it were filled with your most high deserts? Though yet heaven knows it is but as a tomb, which hides your life, and shows not half your parts.

    - William Shakespeare