Shakespeare Quotes for Toasts
“…so, I’ll keep it brief.” Or, if you prefer the self-deprecating style, “Shakespeare said that men of few words are best men. I guess that doesn’t say much for me because I’ve got about 20 index cards of notes to get through.”
This line serves the same general purpose as the one above, if you like it better. It’s the more popular quote, so your audience may recognize it. That may make it too cliché for you, though. Judgement call.
On the other hand, not too many people will recognize the source of this quote. But hopefully they get the joke – that you lie so often that when you do tell the truth, it’s probably a mistake. You can then go on to say whatever complimentary words you like and leave them wondering whether or not you meant any of it!
There are plenty of ways to say “Best Wishes” in the works of Shakespeare. Here are but a few.
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