Shakespeare Love Quotes

There is a reason Shakespeare is considered the king of all literary work, and there is a reason that his feelings and expressions about love still manage to touch a chord. Learn more from this literary genius with his best outpourings on love.
Love is an exceptional feeling that cannot be defined with just words. You need to experience love to understand it is. If you are one of those lucky individuals who has found love and is experiencing eternal bliss, then you will be able to relate to and understand the true meaning of the many words of love that William Shakespeare has written.

A great writer who understood the fine qualities of love, he could express the human emotion of love artistically through his writings. So, if you are searching for some beautiful words that you can use and write while sending out a love letter for your special someone, then this article will help you with some famous quotes on love by Shakespeare.

Love Quotes from Romeo and Juliet
  • My only love sprung from my only hate; too early unknown and known too late.
  • See how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek!
  • Love give me strength and strength will help me through
  • Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? Deny they father, and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet.
  • O, swear not be the moon, the fickle moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circle orb, Lest thy love proves likewise variable.
  • Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morow.
  • O! She doth teach the torches to burn bright. It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear; Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.
  • But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun.
  • O true apothecary! The drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.
  • Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, Too rude, too boist'rous; and it pricks like thorn.
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet
  • These violent delights have violent ends...
  • Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.
  • How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night, Like softest music to attending ears!
  • 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.
  • Then plainly know my heart's dear love is set, On the fair daughter of rich Capulet: As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine; And all combined, save what thou must combine, By holy marriage: when and where and how, We met, we woo'd and made exchange of vow, I'll tell thee as we pass; but this I pray, That thou consent to marry us to-day.
Love Quotes from Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Hippolyta, I woo'd thee with my sword, And won thy love ... doing thee injuries; But I will wed thee in another key, With pomp, with triumph, and with reveling.
  • Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind
  • The course of true love never did run smooth
  • Cupid is a knavsh lad, thus to make females mad
  • We cannot fight for love as men may do, we shall be wooed and were not made to woo.
  • Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.
  • For you in my respect are all the world
  • O hell! to choose love with another's eye
Love Quotes from Hamlet
  • You cannot call it love, for at your age the heyday in the blood is tame
  • 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
  • Love is begun by time, And time qualifies the spark and fire of it
  • This is the very ecstasy of love.
  • When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.
  • Such is my love, to thee I so belong, That for thy right myself will bear all wrong.
Love Quotes and Poems

O Mistress Mine

O Mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O, stay and hear; your true love's coming,
That can sing both high and low:
Trip no further, pretty sweeting;
Journeys end in lovers meeting,
Every wise man's son doth know.
What is love? 'Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies not plenty;
Then, come kiss me, sweet and twenty,
Youth's a stuff will not endure.


Love Sonnet 1

From fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty's rose might never die,
But as the riper should by time decease,
His tender heir might bear his memory:
But thou contracted to thine own bright eyes,
Feed'st thy light's flame with self-substantial fuel,
Making a famine where abundance lies,
Thy self thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel:
Thou that art now the world's fresh ornament,
And only herald to the gaudy spring,
Within thine own bud buriest thy content,
And, tender churl, mak'st waste in niggarding:
Pity the world, or else this glutton be,
To eat the world's due, by the grave and thee.


Love Sonnet 40

Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all;
What hast thou then more than thou hadst before?
No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call;
All mine was thine before thou hadst this more.
Then if for my love thou my love receivest,
I cannot blame thee for my love thou usest;
But yet be blamed, if thou thyself deceivest
By willful taste of what thyself refusest.
I do forgive thy robbery, gentle thief,
Although thou steal thee all my poverty;
And yet, love knows, it is a greater grief
To bear love's wrong than hate's known injury.
Lascivious grace, in whom all ill well shows,
Kill me with spites; yet we must not be foes.


Tell Her That's Young

Tell her that's young,
And shuns to have her graces spied,
That hadst thou sprung,
In deserts where no men abide,
Thou must have uncommended died
Small is the worth,
Of beauty from the light retired,
Bid her come forth,
Suffer herself to be desired,
And not to blush so to be admired.
Then die - that she,
The common fate of all things rare,
May read in thee,
How small a part of time they share,
That are so wondrous sweet and fair !


Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee


Express your love with these beautiful quotes and poems. For those who are hopelessly in love, love quotes are like ecstasy that gives them a high that only they experience.
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