"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players!"
(Jaques, As You Like It)
"The weariest, and most loathed worldly life
That age, ache, penury, and imprisonment
Can lay on nature, is a paradise
To what we fear of death."
(Claudio, Measure for Measure)
"To buy your favor, I extend this friendship.
If you will take it, so, if not, adieu;
And, for my love, I pray you wrong me not."
(Shylock, The Merchant of Venice)
"..........................................................Down court! down King!
For night owls shriek where mounting larks should sing."
( Richard II, Richard II)
"Can I do this, and cannot get a crown?
Tut, were it farther off, I'll pluck it down."
(Richard of Gloucester, Henry VI, part III)
"Either there is a civil strife in heaven,
Or else the world, too saucy with the gods,
Incenses them to send destruction."
(Casca, Julius Caesar)
"But a good heart, Kate, is the sun and the moon, or rather the sun and not the moon; for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps his course truly."
(Henry V, Henry V)
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."
(Malvolio, Twelfth Night)
"For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth
That then I scorn to change my state with kings."
"And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods
Make heaven drowsy with the harmony."
"Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends!"
(Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream)
(in order of appearance)
(As You Like It) Claudio
(Measure for Measure) Launcelot Gobbo
(The Merchant of Venice) Shylock
(The Merchant of Venice) Richard II
(Richard II) Richard of Gloucester
(Henry VI, Part III) Casca
(Julius Caesar) Henry V
(Henry V) Malvolio
(Twelfth Night) Parolles
(All's Well That Ends Well) Sonnet
(Number 29) Berowne
(Love's Labour's Lost) Puck
(A Midsummer Night's Dream)