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Measure for Measure Quotes

21 of the best book quotes from Measure for Measure
  1. #1
    “Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.”
  2. #2
    “Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure
    Like doth quit like, and Measure still for Measure.”
  3. #3
    “O my dear lord,
    I crave no other nor no better man. ”
  4. #4
    “Then, Isabel, live chaste, and, brother, die.
    More than our brother is our chastity.”
  5. #5
    “You rogue, I have been drinking all night.
    I am not fitted for ‘t.”
  6. #6
    ″‘Tis set down so in heaven, but not in Earth.”
  7. #7
    “I will encounter darkness as a bride,
    And hug it in mine arms.”
  1. #8
    “Condemn the fault and not the actor of it?”
  2. #9
    “Thyself and thy belongings are not thine own so proper as to waste thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee.”
  3. #10
    “Who will believe thee, Isabel?
    My unsoiled name, th’ austereness of my life,
    My vouch against you, and my place i’ th’ state
    Will so your accusation overweigh
    That you shall stifle in your own report
    And smell of calumny. ”
  4. #11
    “All houses in the suburbs of Vienna must be
    plucked down”
  5. #12
    “O, death’s a great disguiser, and you
    may add to it. Shave the head, and tie the beard, and
    say it was the desire of the penitent to be so bared
    before his death. You know the course is common.”
  6. #13
    “Yes, truly. I speak not as desiring more,
    But rather wishing a more strict restraint
    Upon the sisterhood, the votarists of Saint Clare.”
  7. #14
    “we shall advise this wronged maid
    to stead up your appointment, go in your place. If
    the encounter acknowledge itself hereafter, it may
    compel him to her recompense; and here, by this, is
    your brother saved, your honor untainted, the poor
    Mariana advantaged, and the corrupt deputy
    scaled. The maid will I frame and make fit for his
    attempt. If you think well to carry this as you may,
    the doubleness of the benefit defends the deceit
    from reproof. What think you of it? ”

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  1. #15
    “Tis one thing to be tempted, Escalus,
    Another thing to fall,”
  2. #16
    “Well, Angelo, your evil quits you well. ”
  3. #17
    “What’s mine is yours, and what is yours is mine.”
  4. #18
    “If he be like your brother, for his sake
    Is he pardoned; and, for your lovely sake,
    Give me your hand and say you will be mine.
    He is my brother too. But fitter time for that. ”
  5. #19
    “Thus stands it with me: upon a true contract
    I got possession of Julietta’s bed.
    You know the lady. She is fast my wife,
    Save that we do the denunciation lack
    Of outward order:”
  6. #20
    “Life... is a paradise to what we fear of death.”
  7. #21
    “Be you content, fair maid.
    It is the law, not I, condemn your brother.
    Were he my kinsman, brother, or my son,
    It should be thus with him. He must die tomorrow. ”