Humanities › Literature "Much Ado About Nothing" Great Quotes from "Much Ado About Nothing" Share Flipboard Email Print The Public Theater's Opening Night Of 'Much Ado About Nothing' at Delacorte Theater. Getty / John Lamparski / Contributor Literature Shakespeare Shakespeare's Life and World Studying Tragedies Comedies Sonnets Best Sellers Classic Literature Plays & Drama Poetry Quotations Short Stories Children's Books By Simran Khurana Education Expert M.B.A, Human Resource Development and Management, Narsee Monjee Institution of Management Studies B.S., University of Mumbai, Commerce, Accounting, and Finance Simran Khurana is the Editor-in-Chief for ReachIvy, and a teacher and freelance writer and editor, who uses quotations in her pedagogy. our editorial process Simran Khurana Updated April 04, 2017 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. Here's a collection of quick-witted quotes from one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies. Act One Scene One He is of a very melancholy disposition.He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat.Shall I never see a bachelor of threescore again?Benedick the married man.A very valiant trencher-man. Act Two Scene One He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy, if I could say how much.What, my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?I have a good eye, uncle; I can see a church by day-light.As merry as the day is long. Scene Three Lie ten nights awake, carving the fashion of a new doublet. He was wont to speak plain and to the purpose.Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,Men were deceivers ever,One foot in sea and one on shore,To one thing constant never.Sits the wind in that corner? Act Three Scene Two Every one can master a grief but he that has it.From the crown of his head to the sole of his foot, he is all mirth. Scene Three I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I.To be a well-favoured man is the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature.If they make you not then the better answer, you may say they are not the men you took them for.You shall comprehend all vagrom men.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.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.I know that Deformed.Are you good men and true? Scene Five A good old man, sir; he will be talking: as they say, When the age is in the wit is out.If I were as tedious as a king, I could find it in my heart to bestow it all of your worship. Act Four Scene One O, what authority and show of truth / Can cunning sin cover itself withal!O, what men dare do! what men may do! what men daily do, not knowing what they do! Scene Two A fellow that hath had losses, and one that hath two gowns and every thing handsome about him.Flat burglary as ever was committed.Condemned into everlasting redemption.O, that he were here to write me down an ass!Masters, it is proved already that you are little better than false knaves; and it will go near to be thought so shortly.The eftest way. Act Five Scene One Men can counsel and speak comfort to that grief / Which they themselves not feel.Charm ache with air, and agony with words.He hath indeed better bettered expectation.For there was never yet philosopher / That could endure the toothache patiently.Patch grief with proverbs. Scene Two I was not born under a rhyming planet. Scene Three Done to death by slanderous tongues.