Famous Quotations from Much Ado About Nothing

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He hath indeed better bettered expectation. (1.1)

I see, lady, the gentleman in not in your books. (1.1)

Friendship is constant in all other things,
Save in the office and affairs of love.
Therefore, all hearts in love use their own tongues;
Let every eye negotiate for itself,
And trust no other agent. (2.1)

For beauty is a witch
Against whose charms faith melteth into blood. (2.1)

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy; I were but little happy, if I could say how much. (2.1)

She speaks poniards, and every word stabs. (2.1)

Speak low, if you speak love. (2.1)

Sits the wind in that corner? (2.3)

When I said I should die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married. (2.3)

Shall quips and sentences and these paper bullets of the brain awe a man from the career of his humour? (2.3)

Some, Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps. (3.1)

One doth not know
How much an ill word may empoison liking. (3.1)

Every one can master a grief but he that has it. (3.2)

Are you good men and true? (3.3)

Is most tolerable, and not to be endured. (3.3)

Comparisons are odorous. (3.5)

God send every one their heart’s desire! (3.4)

O that he were here to write me down—an ass! (4.2)

A fellow that had losses. (4.2)

For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently. (5.1)

In a false quarrel there is no true valour. (5.1)

Done to death by slanderous tongues. (5.3)