Better known for his Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare [ biography and facts ] was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. Hamlet is another one of his greatest works.
If you are into plays, there is a website called No Fear Shakespeare. No Fear Shakespeare puts Shakespeare’s language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English—the kind of English people actually speak today. Without further ado, here are 30 amazing quotes by William Shakespeare taken from his old English books and translated into modern English.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be. – William Shakespeare
Things done well and with care, except themselves from fear. – William Shakespeare
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. – William Shakespeare
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. – William Shakespeare
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – William Shakespeare