Hamlet Quotes

Hamlet “A little more than kin, and less than kind!” (I.ii.68-69).
Hamlet “Tis an unweeded garden/That grows to see; things rank and gross in nature/Possess it merely.” (I.ii.141-142)
Hamlet “Foul deeds will rise, /Though all the earth o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes” (I.ii.281-282).
Polonius “Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice…” (I.iii.72).
Marcellus “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” (I.iv.100).
polonius “And thus do we of wisdom and of reach,/With windlasses and with assays of bias,/By indirections find directions out” (II.i.70-72).
polonius “…to define true madness,/What is’t but to be nothing else but mad?” (
polonius “Though this be madness, yet there is/method in’t”
hamlet “O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell/and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I/have bad dreams./Which dreams indeed are ambition; for the very/substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream./A dream itself is but a shadow”
hamlet “…that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile/promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you,/this brave o’erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire—why, it appeareth no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors. What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals! And yet to me what is this quintessence of dust?” (II.ii.314-323).
hamlet “I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw” (II.ii.388-389).
hamlet Use every/man after his desert, and who should scape whipping?/Use them after your own honor and dignity. The less/they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty”
hamlet “…the devil hath power/T’ assume a pleasing shape…”(II.ii.607-608).
polonius “Tis too much proved, that with devotion’s visage/And pious action we do sugar o’er/The devil himself” (
ophelia …for to the noble mind/Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind”
hamlet “Get thee to a nunnery”
claudius “Madness in great ones must not unwatched go”
hamlet the purpose of playing,whose end, both at/the first and now, was and is, to hold, as ’twere, the/mirror up to nature…” (III.ii.20-22).
hamlet “Call me what instrument you will, though/you can fret me, you cannot play upon me” (III.ii.378-379).
hamlet and blest are those/Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled/that they are not a pipe for Fortune’s finger/To sound what stop she please”
claudius “Words without thoughts never to heaven go”
hamlet “I must be cruel, only to be kind…j
claudius “Words without thoughts never to heaven go”
queen More matter, with less art.”
hamlet “To be, or not to be…”
barnado ‘Tis now struck twelve
francisco Tis bitter cold, /And I am sick at heart”
horatio This bodes some strange eruption to our state” (I.i.81).
horatio In the most high and palmy state of Rome, /A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, /The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead/Did squeak and gibber in the roman streets; /As stars with trains of fire, and dews of blood, /Disasters in the sun; and the moist star/Upon whose influence Neptune’s empire stands/Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse”
hamlet …there’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow”

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