A list of well-known quotes from Henry IV Part II, listed in order of appearance in the play

Jasper Britton as King Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal in Henry IV Part II 2014
Jasper Britton as King Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Henry in Gregory Doran's Henry IV Part Ii in 2014
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Rumour is a pipe
Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures
And of so easy and so plain a stop
That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,
The still-discordant wavering multitude,
Can play upon it.
(Rumour, Induction)

Let heaven kiss earth! Now let not Nature's hand
Keep the wild flood confined! Let order die!
And let this world no longer be a stage
To feed contention in a ling’ring act.
(Northumberland, Act 1 Scene 1)

I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men.
(Falstaff, Act 1 Scene 2)

Since all is well, keep it so: wake not a sleeping wolf.
(Lord Chief Justice, Act 1 Scene 2)

We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.
(Hastings, Act 1 Scene 3)

Past and to come, seem best; things present worst.
(Archbishop of York, Act 1 Scene 3)

He hath eaten me out of house and home.
(Hostess Quickly, Act 2 Scene 1)

Let the end try the man.
(Prince Henry, Act 2 Scene 2)

Thus we play the fools with the time, and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds and mock us.
(Prince Henry, Act 2 Scene 2)

He was indeed the glass
Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves.
(Lady Percy, Act 2 Scene 3)

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
(King Henry IV, Act 3 Scene 1)

A man can die but once: we owe a death.
(Feeble, Act 3 Scene 2)

We have heard the chimes at midnight.
(Falstaff, Act 3 Scene 2)

Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought.
(King Henry IV, Act 4 Scene 2)

Commit
The oldest sins the newest kind of ways.
(King Henry IV, Act 4 Scene 4)

His cares are now all ended.
(Warwick, Act 5 Scene 2)

Falstaff: My king, my Jove! I speak to thee, my heart!
King Henry V: I know thee not, old man. Fall to thy prayers.
How ill white hairs become a fool and jester!
(Act 5 Scene 5)

Presume not that I am the thing I was.
(King Henry V, Act 5 Scene 5)

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