25 Witty Shakespeare Quotes That’ll Make You Think

Posted by , Updated on November 12, 2021

We love Shakespeare. If you know much about Shakespeare, you likely know that he wasn’t the greatest human being to walk the earth and that he left his wife and child to pursue a career in writing. His plays took story elements and plots from other plays, but the way he intertwined dialogue with poetry was where his true talent lies.

Shakespeare was a master wordsmith and was responsible for a slew of words we use today. Words like “bathroom,” “addiction,” and “belongings” are words that we can all thank Shakespeare for.

We’ve looked high and low for some favorite Shakespeare quotes, so without further adieu, here are 25 Witty Shakespeare Quotes That’ll Make You Think.


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