Famous quotes

Measure For Measure is one of Shakespeare's less frequently performed plays, but several quotes from it are familiar:

Lucio: 'Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt' (Act 1, Scene 4)

Escalus: 'Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall' (Act 2, Scene 1)

Angelo: 'Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it?' (Act 2, Scene 2)

Isabella: 'O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant' (Act 2, Scene 2)

Angelo: 'Is this her fault or mine? The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?' (Act 2, Scene 2)

Duke: 'The hand that hath made you fair hath made you good.' (Act 3, Scene 1)

Duke: 'Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful' (Act 3, Scene 1)

Claudio: 'The miserable have no other medicine but only hope' (Act 3, Scene 1)

Duke: 'O, what may man within him hide, Though angel on the outward side!' (Act 3, Scene 2)

Isabella: 'Truth is truth To the end of reckoning' (Act 5, Scene 1)

Duke: Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure;
Like doth quit like, and Measure still for Measure (Act 5, Scene 1)

Duke: 'What 's mine is yours, and what is yours is mine' (Act 5, Scene 1)

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