King Lear Quotes from PowerPoint

“Time shall unfold what pleated cunning hides. Who covers faults, at last shame them derides. Well may you prosper.” Cordelia
“Why brand they us with ‘base, bastardy’, who in the lusty stealth of nature take more composition and fierce quality than doth within a stale, dull-eyed bed…” Edmund
“This policy of age makes the world bitter to the best of our times, keeps our fortunes from us till our oldness cannot relish them.” Gloucester
“This is the excellent foppery of the world that when we are sick in fortune- often the surfeit of our own behavior- we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treacherers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence, and all that we are evil in by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of stars!” Edmund
“A credulous father, and a brother noble, whose nature is so far from doing harms that he suspects none; on whose foolish honesty my practice ride easy. I see the business. Let me, if not by birth, have lands by wit. All with me’s meet that I can fashion fit.” Edmund
“Old fools are babes again, and must be used with cheeks as flatteries, when they are seen abused.” Gonoril
“Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, lend less than thou owest, ride more than thou goest, learn more than thou trowest, set less than thou throwest, leave thy drink and thy *****, and keep in-a-door, and thou shalt have more than two tens to a score.” Fool
“Briefness and fortune, work!” Edmund
“And of my land, loyal and natural boy, I’ll work the means to make thee capable.” Gloucester
“He cannot flatter, he. He must be plain, he must speak the truth. An they will take’t, so; if not, he’s plain.” Cornwall
“We’ll set thee to school to an ant, to teach thee there’s no labouring in the winter. All that follow their noses are led by their eyes but blind men, and there’s not a nose among a hundred but can smell him that’s stinking. Let go thy hold when a great wheel runs down a hill, lest it break thy neck with following it…” Fool
“The younger rises when the old do fall.” Edmund
“The tempest in my mind doth from my senses take all feeling else save what beats there: filial ingratitude.” King Lear
“When we our betters see bearing our woes, we scarcely think our miseries our foes.” Edgar
“Let the superfluous and lust-dieted man that stands your ordinance, that will not see because he does not feel, feel your power quickly. So distribution should undo excess, and each man have enough.” Gloucester
“When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.” King Lear

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