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"Much Ado About Nothing"

Great Quotes from "Much Ado About Nothing"


Much Ado About Nothing is a play of comic capers with a touch of romance. The romantic interludes between the main characters of the play, Claudio and Hero, are offset by the love-hate relationship between the other pair, Beatrice and Benedick. Claudio and Hero struggle for their union, while Beatrice and Benedick get into intellectual brawls. You will find many quick witted quotes in this collection from Much Ado About Nothing.

Act V, Sc. I
Men can counsel and speak comfort to that grief
Which they themselves not feel.

Act III, Sc. III
I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I.

Act III, Sc. V
A good old man, sir; he will be talking: as they say, When the age is in the wit is out.

Act II, Sc. I
He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.

Act III, Sc. III
To be a well-favoured man is the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature.

Act II, Sc. I
Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy, if I could say how much.

Act III, Sc. V
If I were as tedious as a king, I could find it in my heart to bestow it all of your worship.

Act IV, Sc. II
A fellow that hath had losses, and one that hath two gowns and every thing handsome about him.

Act III, Sc. III
If they make you not then the better answer, you may say they are not the men you took them for.

Act II, Sc. III
Lie ten nights awake, carving the fashion of a new doublet. He was wont to speak plain and to the purpose.

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