William Shakespeare is regarded as the world's supreme dramatist. His impact on the English language was so great that even after four centuries, we still use some of his phrases. While he may not have been the first to utter these words; he certainly popularised them well beyond his years.

We've listed some below, together with the plays they appeared in.
  • We have seen better days. - As You Like It
    We have seen better days.
  • Knock knock! Who's there? - Macbeth
  • Break the ice. - The Taming of the Shrew
  • Makes your hair stand on end. - Hamlet
  • The game is up. - Cymbeline
  • Love is blind - The Merchant of Venice
  • Wild goose chase. - Romeo & Juliet
  • Come what may. - Macbeth
  • Wear your heart on your sleeve. - Othello
  • What's done is done. - Macbeth
  • Fight fire with fire. - King John
  • Sweets to the sweet. - Hamlet
  • Out of the jaws of death. - The Taming of the Shrew
  • I'll not budge an inch. - The Taming of the Shrew
  • To be, or not to be, that is the question. - Hamlet
  • The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. - King Henry the Sixth, Part II
  • Nothing will come of nothing. - King Lear
  • Fair play. - The Tempest
  • Forever and a day. - As You Like It
  • Men of few words - King Henry the Fifth
  • The course of true love - A Midsummer Night's Dream