Shakespeare’s Quotes on Death – Exploring Life’s Finality and Mortality

To sleep, perchance to dream. – Hamlet

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death. – Julius Caesar

Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me. – Antony and Cleopatra

The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch, which hurts and is desired. – Antony and Cleopatra

He jests at scars that never felt a wound. – Romeo and Juliet

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. – As You Like It

Death is the most democratic institution on earth; all men are equal in death. – Romeo and Juliet

The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns. – Hamlet

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. -The Tempest

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. – As You Like It

The wheel is come full circle. – King Lear

When beggars die, there are no comets seen; the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. – Julius Caesar

For in that sleep of death what dreams may come. – Hamlet

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. – Macbeth

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow. – Romeo and Juliet

Oft expectation fails, and most oft there where most it promises. – All’s Well That Ends Well

This above all: to thine own self be true. – Hamlet

There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. – Hamlet

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves. – Julius Caesar

The love of heaven makes one heavenly. – Troilus and Cressida

The course of true love never did run smooth. – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Parting is such sweet sorrow. – Romeo and Juliet

Hell is empty and all the devils are here. – The Tempest

Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains. – Henry VI, Part 2

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. – Romeo and Juliet

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. – All’s Well That Ends Well

Men at some time are masters of their fates. – Julius Caesar

We are such stuff as dreams are made on. – The Tempest

So we grew together, like to a double cherry, seeming parted, but yet an union in partition. – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides. – King Lear

What is past is prologue. – The Tempest

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. – Hamlet

To be, or not to be, that is the question. – Hamlet

This is the very ecstasy of love. – Hamlet

All the infections that the sun sucks up. – Timon of Athens

To be wise and love exceeds man’s might. – Troilus and Cressida

Love is merely a madness. – As You Like It

The play’s the thing. – Hamlet

Now is the winter of our discontent. – Richard III

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit. – Twelfth Night

What’s done cannot be undone. – Macbeth

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. – Measure for Measure

More matter with less art. – Hamlet

I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed. – William Shakespeare

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