Love Quotes By Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is renowned as one of the world’s greatest writers. With a total of 38 plays, 154 sonnets and numerous other poems, there are countless love quotes by Shakespeare that have stood the test of time.

His best known play “Romeo & Juliet” is a timeless classic detailing true love in it’s fullest form.

However, his other works are no less romantic, with many poems and sonnets expressing all aspects of love from admiration to heartbreak.

His words speak to us through the ages, captivating readers for centuries!

Love Quotes By Shakespeare

“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain”

~ Venus and Adonis

“I do love nothing in the world so well as you—is not that strange?”

~ Much Ado About Nothing

love quotes by Shakespear

“I kiss thee with a most constant heart”

~ Henry IV, Part 2

“So are you to my thoughts as food to life,
Or as sweet-seasoned showers are to the ground”

~ Sonnet 75

“Thee will I love, and with thee lead my life”

~ The Comedy of Errors

“I would not wish any companion in the world but you”

~ The Tempest

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“When you depart from me, sorrow abides and happiness takes his leave”

~ Much Ado About Nothing

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind”

~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 “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”

~ Romeo and Juliet

“The course of true love never did run smooth”

~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream

love quotes by Shakespeare

“There’s beggary in love that can be reckoned”

~ Antony & Cleopatra

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

~ The Tempest

“Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love”

~ Antony & Cleopatra

“Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs”

~ Romeo and Juliet

“I love you more than words can wield the matter, Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty”

~ King Lear

“Love is blind, and lovers cannot see, The pretty follies that themselves commit”

~ The Merchant of Venice

“She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them”

~ Othello

“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

“I humbly do beseech of your pardon, For too much loving you”

~ Othello

love quotes by Shakespeare

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

~ Henry V

“A heart to love, and in that heart, Courage, to make’s love known”

~ Macbeth

“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest”

~ Much Ado About Nothing

“Love sought, is good; but given unsought, is better”

~ Twelfth Night

“Love goes toward love, as school-boys from their books,
But love from love, toward school with heavy looks”

~ Romeo & Juliet

“But are you so much in love as your rhymes speak?
Neither rhyme nor reason can express how much”

~ As You Like It

“No sooner met but they looked, no sooner looked but they loved, no sooner loved but they sighed, no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason, no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage”

~ As You Like It

“Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy
if I could say how much.—Lady, as you are mine, I am
yours. I give away myself for you and dote upon the exchange”

~ Much Ado About Nothing

“One half of me is yours, the other half yours—
Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours,
And so all yours”

~ The Merchant of Venice

“Sweet, above thought I love thee”

~ Troilus and Cressida

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“Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken”

~ Sonnet 116

“The strong base and building of my love, Is as the very center of the earth”

~ Troilus and Cressida

“Let me but bear your love, I’ll bear your cares”

~ Henry IV

“Take all my loves, my love, Yea, take them all”

~ Sonnet 40

Works Cited

20 Shakespeare quotes about love – Shakespeare & Beyond (folger.edu)

Top 50 Famous Love Quotes by Shakespeare (Explained) (magicvenues.com)

30 Shakespeare Love Quotes to Use in Weddings, Speeches, and Letters (bookriot.com)

Shakespeare Love Quotes for All Occasions – Holidappy

William Shakespeare Biography

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