We have listed some famous quotes from Henry VI Part II, the second part of Shakespeare's trilogy on the Wars of the Roses.

Main chance.
(Warwick, Act 1 Scene 1) 

Is this the fashions in the court of England?
Is this the government of Britain's isle?
And this the royalty of Albion's king?
(Queen Margaret, Act 1 Scene 3)

Could I come near your beauty with my nails,
I'd set my ten commandments in your face.
(Eleanor, Act 1 Scene 3)

Katy Stephens and Chukwudi Iwuji
Henry VI Part II in 2006, directed by Michael Boyd
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How irksome is this music to my heart! 
When such strings jar, what hope of harmony?
(King Henry VI, Act 2 Scene 1)

Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep:
And in his simple show he harbours treason.
(Suffolk, Act 3 Scene 1)

The fox barks not when he would steal the lamb.
(Suffolk, Act 3 Scene 1)

The commons, like an angry hive of bees
That want their leader, scatter up and down
And care not who they sting in his revenge.
(Warwick, Act 3 Scene 2)

For where thou art, there is the world itself,
With every several pleasure in the world:
And where thou art not, desolation.
(Suffolk, Act 3 Scene 2)

Small things make base men proud.
(Suffolk, Act 4 Scene 1)

True nobility is exempt from fear.
(Suffolk, Act 4 Scene 1)

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
(Dick the butcher, Act 4 Scene 2)

Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment? That parchment, being scribbled o’er, should undo a man?
(Cade, Act 4 Scene 2)

Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school.
(Cade, Act 4 Scene 7)

And seeing ignorance is the curse of God,
Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
(Saye, Act 4 Scene 7)

Can we outrun the heavens?
(King Henry VI, Act 5 Scene 2)

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