If you’ve ever wondered why Shakespeare has endured for so long and had such an impact on modern literature, it’s probably because he’s such a genius. His works are full of wisdom and insight into what it means to be human, making them perfect fodder for quotes that will inspire you day after day. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the greatest lines ever written by one of history’s greatest authors!
“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”
“Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.” Wisdom can be measured based on the regulation of one’s own emotion. People with higher intellect are taught how to see people and respond to them. A wise man listens to everyone but speaks less!
One of the best ways to learn is to listen. Listening functions as the initial tool to be known about the surrounding if there is nothing else to see. When it comes to speaking, the one who knows a lot; speak as much less extravagantly. They believe that that one should only talk when it is pertinent and educational!
“No legacy is so rich as honesty.”
The value of learning to be honest and portraying a true character outweighs all other traits! It takes a lot of energy to lie. Most people who lie have to contemplate what fact they want to conceal and how to weave it into a story. Honesty in life is important because it determines our true worth over the long term, much beyond our immediate presence or existence. Our legacy is judged based on how truthful we are to ourselves and others in acting on them, not by what we have accomplished with our brains.
“Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.”
There are times in our lives when we feel deeply hurt and it becomes difficult for us to forgive people or even ourselves. Forgiveness is often defined as a deliberate decision to let go of feeling of anger and resentment. And sometimes, even though you’re very forgiving of others. it’s harder to forgive you own self. It’s times like these when you shouldn’t be so harsh on yourselves and show you little heart some mercy.
There will be instances when you wouldn’t get an apology from the person who has hurt you. While it affects our mental peace it is our responsibility to get over such feelings. Choose to forgive even if it’s hard. Move away from your role as victim and relinquish the the power and hold of the offending person and situation you have had in your life.
“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
This quote is all about accepting your own abilities and staying loyal to who you are. Many people are reluctant to try new things, but in order to succeed at something, you must put in the necessary time and effort.
“The earth has music for those who listen”
There are many things we do everyday in our lives but do we actually pay attention to them? For example: when you’re on a highway late at night, do you ever take your head slightly out of the car window and feel the cold wind caressing your face? Have you ever stopped where you’re going and took a moment to look around? if not, then i’d suggest you to try it and experience the awesomeness of the world we live in. The nature, there’s so much to appreciate in the nature. There is so much beauty in the world like sunsets, clouds, moon …so much!! It’s you who have to keep your eyes open for it and be willing to receive it.
All creatures have their own unique voices and stories, which can be heard by anyone if we open ourselves up enough to really listen,and be willing to receive it.
“To thine own self be true”
This quote simply means that we should be true to ourselves and our values. Don’t be afraid to stand up for your beliefs and ethics, even if it doesn’t make sense to others people or make them uncomfortable. Don’t let others influence on how you should carry yourself and tell you what is right for you or what you should be doing; instead, use your own judgment!
“To be, or not to be: that is the question.”
The “To be, or not to be” quote is taken from the first line of Hamlet’s that appears in Act 3, Scene 1. This quote is famous is for its ambiguous meaning, which covers both the existential crisis concept and the ideas racing through Hamlet’s mind.
It means that he is unable to choose between taking his own life and putting an end to all of life’s sufferings or remaining silently tormented. To him Death, which puts an end to this unpredictable fever of existence, is like peace. But, what dreams are stored for him in the pacifying sleep of death. This idea leads him to think and reconsider. He has the idea that it would be wiser to wait and see what happens before moving further into the unknown and unexplored areas. In this way, he suffers from inaction and his subconscious thought To him Death, which puts an end to this unpredictable fever of existence, is like peace. But, what dreams are stored for him in the pacifying sleep of death. This idea leads him to think and reconsider. He has the idea that it would be wiser to wait and see what happens before moving further into the unknown and unexplored areas. In this way, he suffers from inaction and his To him Death, which puts an end to this unpredictable fever of existence, is like peace. But, what dreams are stored for him in the pacifying sleep of death. This idea leads him to think and reconsider. He has the idea that it would be wiser to wait and see what happens before moving further into the unknown and unexplored areas. In this way, he suffers from inaction and his subconscious thought restless subconscious thoughts.
“The fault…is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
This quote motivates us to think that whatever happens in our lives is the consequence of our own actions. Sometimes, we do not wish to take responsibilities of our actions which isn’t a healthy way to lead our lives.
The quote goes:
Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus, and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs and peep about
To find ourselves dishonorable graves.
Men at some time are masters of their fates.
The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
“Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.”
Here, he isnt referring to people who have committed crimes, but to everyone who is guilty of doing something wrong in their life. It is important to have a feeling of guilt when we know we have done something wrong. Ignoring the emotion of guilt leads to destruction of our conscience.
“Thought is free.”
It doesn’t seem like a difficult phrase to understand however people often tend to neglect the depth of it’s meaning. Everyday we experience thousands of thoughts crossing our minds: consciously and sub consciously. Our thoughts shapes the way we lead our lives by manifesting them into reality.
Negative people tend to complain and act as victim while the positive one’s always look on the brighter side of every situation. What determines that we’re a positive human being or a negative one? Our thoughts!!
We are the master of our own thoughts so we must choose them wisely!
In conclusion, it is no surprise that Shakespeare has inspired so many people with his words. They are timeless, and they can be applied to any situation. His works continue to entertain and inspire audiences today, proving that his legacy will live on in our hearts forever.