Inspirational William Shakespeare Quotes About Love, Life and Beauty

These inspirational quotes by William Shakespeare about love life and beauty are so deep and heart-touching that can make you emotional and will motivate you.

Love is something that is patient and kind, and it lasts long past the time it should. It is something that buys and sells what is needed, and it never gets angry or envious. Love is a beautiful thing, and it is worth all of the work that goes into it.


“Love is a smoke rais’d with the fume of sighs;
Being purg’d, a fire sparkling in a lover’s eyes;
Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears:
What is it else? a madness most discreet,
A choking gall and a preserving sweet.” (Act I, scene i)

“But are you so much in love as your rhymes speak?
Neither rhyme nor reason can express how much.” (Act II, scene iii)

“If thou rememb’rest not the slightest folly
That ever love did make thee run into,
Thou has not loved.” (Act II, scene iv)

“Whoever loved, that loved not at first sight?” (Act III, scene v)

“No sooner met but they looked, no sooner looked but they loved, no sooner loved but they sighed, no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason, no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage.” (Act V, scene ii)

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” (Act I, scene i)

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” (Act I, scene ii)

“When you depart from me sorrow abides, and happiness takes his leave.” (Act I, scene i)

“Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy
if I could say how much.—Lady, as you are mine, I am
yours. I give away myself for you and dote upon the exchange.” (Act II, scene i)

“I do love nothing in the world so well as you—is not that strange?” (Act IV, scene i)

“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” (Act IV, scene i)

“I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes—and moreover, I will go with thee to thy uncle’s.” (Act V, scene ii)

"Doubt thou the stars are fire,

Doubt that the sun doth move,

Doubt truth to be a liar,

But never doubt I love."

- Polonius, 'Hamlet', Act One, Scene Two.

"Helen: Twill make us proud to be his servant, Paris.

Yea, what he shall receive of us in duty

Gives us more palm in beauty than we have,

Yea, overshines ourself.

Paris : Sweet, above thought I love thee."

- 'Troilus And Cressida', Act Three, Scene One.

"No sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage, which they will climb incontinent, or else be incontinent before marriage."

- Rosalind, 'As You Like It', Act Five, Scene Two.

"Silence is the most perfect herald of joy. I was but little happy if I could say how much.—Lady, as you are mine, I am yours. I give away myself for you and dote upon the exchange."

- Claudio, 'Much Ado About Nothing, Act Two, Scene One.

"It adds a precious seeing to the eye;

A lover's eyes will gaze an eagle blind;

A lover's ear will hear the lowest sound,

When the suspicious head of theft is stopp'd:"

- Brian, 'Love's Labour's Lost, Act Four, Scene Three.

"If music is the food of love, play on..."

- Duke Orsino, 'Twelfth Night, Act One, Scene One.

"And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods

Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony."

- Brion, 'Love's Labour's Lost', Act Four, Scene Three.

"Could ever hear by tale or history,

The course of true love never did run smooth."

- Lysander, 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', Act One, Scene One.

"My bounty is as boundless as the sea,

My love as deep. The more I give to thee,

The more I have, for both are infinite."

- Juliet, 'Romeo And Juliet', Act Two, Scene Two.

Famous William Shakespeare Love Quotes
These romantic quotes can be a perfect gift to your partner.
Here are some of the famous Shakespeare marriage quotes and 'Romeo And Juliet' quotes.

"Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind.

And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."

- Helena, 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', Act One, Scene One.

"Love sought is good, but given unsought better."

- Olivia, 'Twelfth Night', Act Three, Scene One.

"Hear my soul speak:--

The very instant that I saw you, did

My heart flies to your service..."

- Ferdinand, 'The Tempest', Act Three, Scene One.

"Here’s to my love! O true apothecary,

Thy drugs are quick.

Thus with a kiss I die."

- Romeo, 'Romeo And Juliet', Act Five, Scene Three.

"The measure did, I’ll watch her place of stand,

And, touching hers, make bless├Ęd my rude hand.

Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!

For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night."

- Romeo, 'Romeo And Juliet', Act One, Scene Five.

"Sir, I do love you more than words can wield the matter..."

- Goneril, 'King Lear', Act One Scene One.

"But love is blind, and lovers cannot see

The pretty follies that themselves commit..."

- Jessica, 'The Merchant Of Venice', Act Two, Scene Six.

"But come what sorrow can,

It cannot countervail the exchange of joy

That one short minute gives me in her sight.

Do thou but close our hands with holy words,

Then love-devouring death do what he dare;

It is enough I may but call her mine."

- Romeo, 'Romeo And Juliet', Act Two, Scene Six.


The fair encounter of the two most rare affections!

Heavens rain grace

On that which breeds between' em!

~Prospreo. From: The Tempest
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