Measure For Measure: Top Ten Quotes
Lucio to a Gentleman
Impiety has made a feast of thee Act 1, Scene 2, Line 56
Claudio says about Angelo when he is arrested.and for a name
now puts the drowsy and neglected act
Freshly on me. 'Tis surely for a name
Act 1, Scene 2, Line 167-169
Lucio talking to Isabella about pleading for her brother's cause. Our doubts are traitors
And makes us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
Act 1, Scene 4, Lines 85-87
Escalus to Angelo Well heaven forgive him and forgive us all
Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
Act 2, Scene 1, Lines 41-42
The Duke in his speech about Angelo.
He who the sword of heaven will bear
Should be as holy as severe,
Pattern in himself to know
Grace to stand, and virtue go;
More nor less to others paying
Than by self-offenses weighing.
Shame to him whose cruel striking
Kills for faults of his own liking.
Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 261-267
Pompey telling who he could and couldn't execute.
If the man be a bachelor, sir, i can; but if he be a married man, he's his wife's head, and i can never cut off a woman's head.
Act 4, Scene 2, Lines 3-5
The Duke about Claudio's pardon that he expects.
This is his pardon, purchased by such sin
For which the pardoner himself is in.
Hence hath offense his quick celerity
When it is born in high authority.
When vice makes mercy, mercy's so extended
That for the fault's love is the offender friended.
Act 4, Scene 2, Lines 120-125
The Duke to his subjects.
Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure; Like doth quit like, and measure still for measure. Act 5, Scene 1, Lines 466-468I
Mariana to the Duke saying that she doesn't want Angelo to be executed.
Hope you will not mock me with a husband.
Act 5, Scene 1, Line477
The Duke to Isabella.
Give me your hand and say you will be mine.
Act 5, Scene 1, Line 564
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- Measure For Measure
- Act 1, Scene 1
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- Act 1, Scene 3
- Act 1, Scene 4
- Act 2, Scene 1
- Act 2, Scene 2
- Act 2, Scene 3
- Act 2, Scene 4
- Act 3, Scene 1
- Act 3, Scene 2
- Act 4, Scene 1
- Act 4, Scene 2
- Act 4, Scene 3
- Act 4, Scene 4
- Act 4, Scene 5
- Act 4, Scene 6
- Act 5, Scene 1
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