William Shakespeare is perhaps one of the most quoted English writers. You have probably cited him thousands of times without even realizing it. Surely, you are familiar with “To be, or not to be” and “We have seen better days” expressions, that came into common use in our everyday life.
William Shakespeare’s style of writing is unique and impressive. Some of the most popular literary devices also come from his works. His plays continue to appear on the stages all over the world and he coined phrases that are widely used in the English language today.
To honour the Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, we’ve prepared some of his pearls of wisdom.
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
W. Shakespeare, Hamlet
“Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.”
W. Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim
“Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.”
W. Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
W. Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
W. Shakespeare, As You Like It