"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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Act V, Sc. III
Done to death by slanderous tongues.

Act IV, Sc. II
Flat burglary as ever was committed.

Act III, Sc. III
You shall comprehend all vagrom men.

Act IV, Sc. II
Condemned into everlasting redemption.

Act V, Sc. II
I was not born under a rhyming planet.

Act I, Sc. I
He is of a very melancholy disposition.

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Act V, Sc. I
Charm ache with air, and agony with words.

Act I, Sc. I
He hath indeed better bettered expectation.

Act IV, Sc. II
O, that he were here to write me down an ass!

Act I, Sc. I
What, my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?

Act III, Sc. II
Every one can master a grief but he that has it.

Act I, Sc. I
He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat.



Act I, Sc. I
Shall I never see a bachelor of threescore again?

Act II, Sc. I
I have a good eye, uncle; I can see a church by day-light.

Act III, Sc. II
From the crown of his head to the sole of his foot, 1 he is all mirth.

Act IV, Sc. I
O, what authority and show of truth
Can cunning sin cover itself withal!

Act V, Sc. I
For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently.

Act IV, Sc. I
O, what men dare do! what men may do! what men daily do, not knowing what they do!

Act IV, Sc. II
Masters, it is proved already that you are little better than false knaves; and it will go near to be thought so shortly.

Act III, Sc. III
The most peaceable way for you if you do take a thief, is to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company.

Act II, Sc. III
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea and one on shore,
To one thing constant never.

Act II, Sc. III
Shall quips and sentences and these paper bullets of the brain awe a man from the career of his humour?

No, the world must be peopled. When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.

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Act IV, Sc. II
The eftest way.

Act III, Sc. III
I know that Deformed.

Act I, Sc. I
Benedick the married man.

Act III, Sc. III
Are you good men and true?

Act V, Sc. I
Patch grief with proverbs.

Act I, Sc. I
A very valiant trencher-man.

Act II, Sc. I
As merry as the day is long.

Act II, Sc. III
Sits the wind in that corner?