READ SHAKESPEARE’S TOP 50 LOVE QUOTES

READ SHAKESPEARE’S TOP 50 LOVE QUOTES

 

1. ‘If music be the food of love, play on’

Twelfth Night

2. ‘There’s beggary in love that can be reckoned’

Antony & Cleopatra

3. ‘Speak low if you speak love’

Much Ado About Nothing 

 

4. ‘The course of true love never did run smooth’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

5. ‘Love goes by haps; Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps’

Much Ado About Nothing 

6. ‘The stroke of death is as a lovers pinch, Which hurts and is desired’

Antony & Cleopatra 

7. ‘She’s beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is woman, and therefore to be won’

Henry VI Part 1

8. ‘Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

9. ‘Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, Did my heart fly at your service’

The Tempest 

10. ‘Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?’

As You Like It 

11. ‘Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs’

Romeo & Juliet

12. ‘I love you more than words can wield the matter, Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty’

King Lear 

13. ‘Love is like a child, That longs for everything it can come by’

The Two Gentlemen of Verona 

14. ‘The sight of lovers feedeth those in love’

As You Like It 

15. ‘What is light, if Sylvia be not seen? What is joy if Sylvia be not by?’

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

16. ‘Love is blind, and lovers cannot see, The pretty follies that themselves commit’

The Merchant of Venice 

17. ‘Love sought is good, but given unsought is better’

Twelfth night 

18. ‘Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make females mad’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

19. ‘Come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy, That one short minute gives me in her sight’

Romeo & Juliet 

20. ‘Doubt that the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move his aides, Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love’

Hamlet 

21. ‘I would not wish any companion in the world but you’

The Tempest 

22. ‘I pray you, do not fall in love with me, For I am falser than vows made in wine’

As You Like It 

23. ‘Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love’

Anotony & Cleopatra 

24. ‘Lovers can do their amorous rites by their own beauties’

Romeo & Juliet 

25. ‘Love hath made thee a tame snake’

As You Like It 

26. ‘She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them’

Othello 

27. ‘Oh, how this spring of love resembleth, The uncertain glory of an April day, Which now shows all beauty of the Sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away’

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

28. ‘I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster’

Much Ado About Nothing

29. ‘Mistress, you know yourself, down on your knees, And thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love’

As You Like It 

30. ‘In thy youth wast as true a lover, As ever sighed upon a midnight pillow’

As You Like It

31. ‘A heart to love, and in that heart, Courage, to make’s love known’

Macbeth 

32. ‘For where thou art, there is the world itself, And where thou art not, desolation’

Henry IV Part 2 

33. ‘You cannot call it love, for at your age the heyday in the blood is tame’

Hamlet 

34. ‘She will die if you love her not, And she will die ere she might make her love known’

Much Ado About Nothing 

35. ‘Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love’

As You Like It 

36. ‘Men’s vows are women’s traitors’

Cymbeline 

37. ‘Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof’

Romeo & Juliet

38. ‘Love will not be spurred to what it loathes’

The Two Gentlemen of Verona 

39. ‘This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet’

Romeo & Juliet 

40. ‘To be wise and love, Exceeds man’s might’

Troilus & Cressida 

41. ‘They are in the very wrath of love, and they will go together. Clubs cannot part them’

As You Like It 

42. ‘His unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love’

Othello

43. ‘What a pretty thing man is when he goes in his doublet and hose and leaves off his wit!’

Much Ado About Nothing 

44. ‘Is this the generation of love? Hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds? Why, they are vipers. Is love a generation of vipers?’

Troilus & Cressida 

45. ‘Love is begun by time, And time qualifies the spark and fire of it’

Hamlet 

46. ‘The sight of lovers feedeth those in love’

As You Like It 

47. ‘Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul, but I do love thee, and when I love thee not, chaos is come again’

Othello 

48. ‘Lovers ever run before the clock’

The Merchant of Venice 

49. ‘I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip’

Othello 

50. ‘I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say ‘I love you”

Henry V 

51. ‘I’ll make my heaven in a lady’s lap’

Henry VI part 3 

52. ‘You have witchcraft in your lips’

Henry V 

53. ‘I humbly do beseech of your pardon, For too much loving you’

Othello 

54. ‘Kiss me, Kate, we shall be married o’Sunday’

The Taming of the Shrew 

55. ‘I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me’

Much Ado About Nothing 

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