William Shakespeare is considered the greatest English language writer and one of the worlds best playwrights. He lived for 52 years, wrote 154 sonnets, and 37 plays, including Macbeth, Hamlet, and his most famous - Romeo and Juliet. He helped solidify and shape many words and phrases in the English language. He is infinitely quotable and here we present some of his most famous quotes in pictures.

“Brevity is the soul of wit.”
by William Shakespeare

“Strong reasons make strong actions.”
by William Shakespeare

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
by William Shakespeare

“If music be the food of love, play on.”
by William Shakespeare

“I will wear my heart upon my sleeve”
by William Shakespeare

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
by William Shakespeare

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
by William Shakespeare

“Love's stories written in love's richest books. To fan the moonbeams from his sleeping eyes.”
by: William Shakespeare

“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.”
by William Shakespeare

“A little more than kin, and less than kind.”
by: William Shakespeare

“Friendship is constant in all other things”
by William Shakespeare

“Love me or hate me, both are in my favor...If you love me, I'll always be in your heart...If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind.”
by William Shakespeare

“'Tis neither here nor there.”
by William Shakespeare

“Nothing will come of nothing.”
by William Shakespeare

“Pray you now, forget and forgive.”
by William Shakespeare

“He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.”
by William Shakespeare

“I am fortune's fool”
by William Shakespeare

“I have not slept one wink.”
by William Shakespeare

“Live,love,and let be”
by William Shakespeare

“Now is the winter of our discontent”
by: William Shakespeare

“Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing.”
by William Shakespeare