Measure For Measure is one of Shakespeare's less frequently performed plays, but several quotes from it are well known.

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Measure for Measure, 1956: Isabella kneels before the Duke and begs for forgiveness on Angelo's behalf, Act 5 Scene 1.
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Our doubts are traitors, 
And make us lose the good we oft might win 
By fearing to attempt.
(Lucio, Act 1 Scene 5)

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

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

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

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

The miserable have no other medicine 
But only hope.
(Claudio, Act 3 Scene 1)

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

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

O, what may man within him hide, 
Though angel on the outward side!
(Duke, Act 3 Scene 1)

Truth is truth 
To th’end of reck’ning.
(Isabella, Act 5 Scene 1)

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

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

 

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