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The Merchant of Venice Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from The Merchant of Venice
  1. #1
    “Love is blind.”
  2. #2
    “How far that little candle throws his beams!
    So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
  3. #3
    “Had you been as wise as bold,
    Young in limbs, in judgement old,
    Your answer had not been inscrolled.
    Fare you well, your suit is cold.”
  4. #4
    “There is no vice so simple but assumes
    Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.”
  5. #5
    “If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”
  6. #6
    “By my soul I swear
    There is no power in the tongue of man
    To alter me.”
  7. #7
    “But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
    It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
    It is an attribute to God himself;
    And earthly power doth then shew likest Gods
    When mercy seasons justice.”
  8. #8
    “The man that hath no music in himself,
    Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
    Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils;
    The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
    And his affections dark as Erebus.
    Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.”
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  1. #9
    “But love is blind and lovers cannot see
    The pretty follies that themselves commit”
  2. #10
    “You speak an infinite deal of nothing.”
  3. #11
    “The brain may
    devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps
    o’er a cold decree.”
  4. #12
    “It is a good divine that
    follows his own instructions.”
  5. #13
    “Tell me where is fancy bred,
    Or in the heart, or in the head?”
  6. #14
    “One half of me is yours, the other half yours,
    Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours,
    And so all yours.”
  7. #15
    “He hath disgraced me, and
    hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses,
    mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my
    bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine
    enemies; and what’s his reason? I am a Jew.”
  8. #16
    “To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses,
    mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what’s his reason?”
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  1. #17
    “I am not bound to please thee with my answers.”
  2. #18
    “All that glisters is not gold;
    Often have you heard that told:
    Many a man his life hath sold
    But my outside to behold:
    Gilded tombs do worms enfold.”
  3. #19
    “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
  4. #20
    “If to do were as easy as to know what were good to
    do, chapels had been churches and poor men’s
    cottages princes’ palaces. It is a good divine that
    follows his own instructions: I can easier teach
    twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the
    twenty to follow mine own teaching.”
  5. #21
    “The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
    It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
    Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
    It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.”
  6. #22
    “An evil soul producing holy witness
    Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
    A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
    O what a goodly outside falsehood hath!”
  7. #23
    “By my soul I swear, there is no power in the tongue of man to alter me.”
  8. #24
    “I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano;
    A stage where every man must play a part,
    And mine a sad one.”
  9. #25
    “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.”
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