William Shakespeare, also known as the “Bard of Avon,” is often called England’s national poet and considered the greatest dramatist of all time. Shakespeare’s works are known throughout the world, but his personal life is shrouded in mystery.
Who Was William Shakespeare?
William Shakespeare (baptized on April 26, 1564 to April 23, 1616) was an English playwright, actor and poet also known as the “Bard of Avon” and often called England’s national poet. Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players from roughly 1594 onward. Written records give little indication of the way in which Shakespeare’s professional life molded his artistry. All that can be deduced is that, in his 20 years as a playwright, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict.
Timeless Quotes of William Shakespeare
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
Expectation is the root of all heartache.
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
They do not love that do not show their love.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings and soar with them above a common bound.
Don’t waste your love on somebody who doesn’t value it.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
In time we hate that which we often fear.
God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone.
Sit by my side, and let the world slip: we shall never be younger.