A list of well-known quotes for Shakespeare's comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona, in order of appearance in the play.

Roger Morlidge extending his hand towards Mossup the grey dog
Roger Morlidge in the 2014 production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Simon Godwin
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For he was more than over-shoes in love.
(Proteus, Act 1 Scene 1)

I have no other, but a woman's reason:
I think him so because I think him so.
(Lucetta, Act 1 Scene 2)

They do not love that do not show their love. 
(Julia, Act 1 Scene 2)

You, minion, are too saucy.
(Julia, Act 1 Scene 2)

O hateful hands, to tear such loving words;
Injurious wasps, to feed on such sweet honey
And kill the bees that yield it, with your stings!
I'll kiss each several paper for amends.
(Julia, Act 1 Scene 2)

O, how this spring of love resembleth 
The uncertain glory of an April day, 
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun, 
And by and by a cloud takes all away. 
(Proteus, Act 1 Scene 3)

I'll be as patient as a gentle stream,
And make a pastime of each weary step,
Till the last step have brought me to my love,
And there I'll rest, as after much turmoil,
A blessed soul doth in Elysium.        
(Julia, Act 2 Scene 7)

That man that hath a tongue, I say is no man,
If with his tongue he cannot win a woman.
(Valentine, Act 3 Scene 1)

Love is like a child
That longs for every thing that he can come by.
(Duke, Act 3 Scene 1)

And why not death, rather than living torment?
To die is to be banished from myself;
And Silvia is myself: banished from her,
Is self from self. A deadly banishment:
What light is light, if Silvia be not seen?
What joy is joy, if Silvia be not by?
(Valentine, Act 3 Scene 1)

She dreams on him that has forgot her love,
You dote on her that cares not for your love.
'Tis pity love should be so contrary:
And thinking on it makes me cry 'Alas'.
(Julia, Act 4 Scene 4)

O heaven, were man
But constant, he were perfect.
(Proteus, Act 5 Scene 4)

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