William Shakespeare coined a number of phrases that we still use today, including (in varying forms) the following from The Taming of the Shrew.


“I’ve come to wive it wealthily in Padua.” 

-Petruchio 1.2.51


We will have rings and things and fine array.”

-Petruchio 2.1.313


“The poorest service is repaid with thanks.”

-Petruchio 4.3.45


“If I be waspish, best beware my sting.”

-Kate 2.1.204