Hamlet Quotes

“a little more than kin and less than kind” hamlet
“have we as twere with a defeated joy with one auspicious and one dropping eye with mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage in equal scale weighing delight and dole taken to wife” claudius
“these indeed seem for they are actions that a man might play but I have that within which passes show these but the trappings and the suits of woe” hamlet
“fie on’t ah fie ’tis an unweeded garden that grows to seed things rank and gross in nature possess it merely” hamlet
“foul deeds will rise though all the earth o’erwhelm them to men’s eyes” hamlet
“do not as some ungracious pastors do show me the steep and thorny way to heaven whiles like a puffed and reckless libertine himself the primrose path of dalliance treads and recks not his own rede” ophelia
“neither a borrower nor a lender be for loan oft loses both itself and friend and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry this above all to thine ownself be true and it must follow as the night the day thou canst not then be false to any man” polonius
“then weigh what loss your honour may sustain/ if with too credent ear you list his songs or lose your heart or your chaste treasure open to his unmastered importunity fear it ophelia fear it my dear sister and keep you in the rear of your affection out of the shot and danger of desire” laertes
“be thou a spirit of health or goblin damned bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell be thy intents wicked and charitable thou com’st in such a questionable shape that i will speak to thee” hamlet
“something is rotten in the state of denmark” marcellus
“haste me to know’t that I with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love may sweep to my revenge” hamlet
“the will of my most seeming virtuous queen” ghost
“if thou hast nature in thee bear it not let not the royal bed of denmark be a couch of luxury and damned incest” ghost
“taint not thy mind nor let thy soul contrive against thy mother aught leave her to heaven and to those thorns that in her bosom lodge to prick and sting her” ghost
“remember thee? ay thou poor ghost whiles memory holds a seat in this distracted globe remember thee?” hamlet
“o villain villain smiling damned villain that one may smile and smile and be a villain” hamlet
“there are more things in heaven and earth horatio than are dreamt of in your philosophy” hamlet
“never so help you mercy how strange or odd some’er I bear myself as perchance hereafter shall think it meet to put an antic disposition on to note that you know aught of me this not to do so grace and mercy at your most need help you swear” hamlet
“your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth and thus do we of wisdom and or reach with windlasses an with assays of bias by indirections find directions out” polonius
“he seemed to find his way without his eyes for out-a-doors he went without their helps and to the last bended their light on me” ophelia
“something have you heard of hamlet’s transformation so call it sith nor th exterior nor the inward man resembles that it was what it should be more than his fathers death that thus has put him so much from th’understanding of himself i cannot dream of” claudius
“by heaven it is as proper to our age to cast beyond ourselves in our opinions as it is common for the younger sort to lack discretion” polonius
“i doubt it is no other than the main it is father’s death and out o’erhasty marriage” gertrude
” brevity is the soul of wit” polonius
“let her not walk i’th sun conception is a blessing but as your daughter may conceive friend look to t” hamlet
“though this be madness yet there is method in’t” polonius
“in the secret parts of fortune? oh most true she is a strumpet” hamlet
“.. there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so” hamlet
“what a piece of work is a man! how noble i reason how infinite in faculties in form & moving how express and admireable in action how like an angel in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the parogon or animals and yet to me what is this quintessence of dust” hamlet
“.. for the play I remember pleased/ not the million ’twas caviary to the general” hamlet
“so as a painted tyrant pyrrhus stood and like a neautral to his will and matter did nothing” first player
“god’s bodkin man much better. use every man after his desert and who shall scape wipping” hamlet
“the play’s the thing where in I’ll catch the conscience of the king” hamlet

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