Quotes on Life and Death {Shakespeare}

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Quotes on Life and Death {Shakespeare}

All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.
William Shakespeare


  • The youth that you see here I snatch’d one half out of the jaws of death.Twelfth Night
  • Who pass’d, methought, the melancholy flood With that grim ferryman which poets write of,
  • Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. -Richard III
  • This thought is as a death’ Sonnet 64
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    Quotes about Life and Death said by Shakespeare

  • For he being dead, with him is beauty slain, And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again.-Venus and Adonis
  • ‘For now they kill me with a living death’ King Richard III
  • Nothing in his life Became him like the leaving it. -Macbeth
  • ‘Thou detestable maw, thou womb of death’ Romeo & Juliet
  • ‘Death-counterfeiting sleep’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • ‘The gloomy shade of death’ King Henry VI, Part I
  • He gave his honours to the world again, His blessed part to heaven, and slept in peace.- Henry VIII
  • Death, death; oh, amiable, lovely death! Come, grin on me, and I will think thou smilest. -King John

  • ‘What ugly sights of death within mine eyes!’ King Richard III
  • ‘O wretched state! o bosom black as death!’ Hamlet
  • ‘On pain of death, no person be so bold’ King Richard II
  • ‘Tired with all these, for restful death I cry’ Sonnet 66
  • Shakespeare’s Quotes on Life and Death 

  • After life’s fitful fever, he sleeps well; Treason has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison,
  • Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing, Can touch him further.- Macbeth
  • I am a tainted wether of the flock, Meetest for death; the weakest kind of fruit Drops earliest to the ground, and so let me-The Merchant of Venice
  • Here is my journey’s end, here is my butt, And very sea-mark of my utmost sail. -Othello
  • ‘Cowards die many times before their deaths’ Julius Caesar
  • ‘What is thy sentence then but speechless death’ King Richard II
  • ‘Look upon thy death’ Romeo & Juliet
  • ‘Tis a vile thing to die, my gracious lord,When men are unprepared and look not for it. -Richard III
  • The wills above be done! but I would fain die a dry death. -The Tempest

  • He that dies pays all debts. -The Tempest
  • ‘To rush into the secret house of death’ Antony & Cleopatra
  • ‘The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes’ Julius Caesar
  • ‘Why, thou owest god a death’ King Henry IV, Part I
  • ‘The valiant never taste of death but once’ Julius Caesar 17. ‘Speak me fair in death’ Merchant of Venice
  • ‘Let me be boiled to death with melancholy’ Twelfth Night
  • ‘Dream on, dream on, of bloody deeds and death’ King Richard III
  • ‘Whose heart the accustom’d sight of death makes hard’ As You Like It
  • ‘Muddy death’ Hamlet
  • ‘Thou ominous and fearful owl of death’ King Henry VI, Part I
  • ‘Ay, but to die, and go we know not where’ Measure for Measure
  • Come, let us take a muster speedily: Doomsday is near; die all, die merrily. -Henry IV
  • And we shall feed like oxen at a stall, The better cherish’d, still the nearer death.Henry IV
  • A man can die but once; we owe God a death.-Henry IV
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Originally posted 2015-10-28 10:00:26.

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