32+ Famous Hamlet Quotes and Sayings

Hamlet quotes and sayings

These are inspirational, motivational, wise, sad, death, madness and funny Hamlet quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more inspirational quotes on Quotelicious.

Famous Hamplet quotes

To be, or not to be: that is the question ~ Hamlet, Act III, Scene I tweet

 

The rest is silence. ~Hamlet, act 5 scene 2 tweet

 

Brevity is the soul of wit ~Polonius, Act II, Scene II tweet

 

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so ~Hamlet, Act II, Scene II tweet

 

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions ~ Claudius (Act IV, Scene V) tweet

 

If it be now, ’tis not to come: if it be not to come, it will be now: if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all. ~Hamlet, act 5 scene 2 tweet

 

Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move,. Doubt truth to be a liar,. But never doubt I love” ~Polonius, Act II, Scene II tweet

 

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry ~Polonius, Act I, Scene III tweet

 

A little more than kin, and less than kind ~Hamlet, Act I, Scene II tweet

 

Goodnight, sweet prince,
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
~Horatio, act 5 scene 2 tweet

 

What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? ~ Hamlet, Act II, Scene II tweet

 

That one may smile and smile and be a villain. ~Hamlet, act 1 scene 5 tweet

 

This above all: to thine own self be true ~ Polonius, Act I, Scene III tweet

 

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
~ Polonius, act 2 scene 2 tweet

 

The lady protests too much, methinks.
~ Gertrude, act 3 scene 2 tweet

Hamlet quotes about madness

 

Young men will do’t if they come to’t,
By Cock they are to blame
~IV.v. tweet

 

The body is with the King, but the King is not with the
body.
~IV.ii.23–24 tweet

 

I perchance hereafter shall think meet
To put an antic disposition on
~ I.v. tweet

 

Her speech is nothing,
Yet the unshapèd use of it doth move
The hearers to collection. They yawn at it
And botch the words up fit to their own thoughts,
Which, as her winks and nods and gestures yield them,
Indeed would make one think there might be thought,
Though nothing sure, yet much unhappily.
~IV.v.7–13 tweet

 

I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is
southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.
~II.ii.312–13 tweet

 

Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.
~Polonius, act 2 scene 2 tweet

 

Was ‘t Hamlet wronged Laertes? Never Hamlet.
If Hamlet from himself be ta’en away,
And when he’s not himself does wrong Laertes,
Then Hamlet does it not. Hamlet denies it.
Who does it, then? His madness.
~V.ii.203–7 tweet

Hamlet quotes about death

 

‘Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of. tweet

 

To die, to sleep –
To sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the rub,
For in this sleep of death what dreams may come… tweet

 

After your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live. tweet

 

This fell sergeant, Death, Is strict in his arrest. tweet

 

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. tweet

 

For in that sleep of death what dreams may come. tweet

 

But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover’d country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of? tweet

 

He is dead and gone, lady, He is dead and gone; At his head a grass-green turf, At his heels a stone. tweet

 

Hamlet quotes about revenge

 

Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” ~Act 1: Scene V tweet

 

How all occasions do inform against me, and spur my dull revenge.
~Hamlet, act 4 scene 4 tweet

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