King Lear By William Shakespeare Study Help Famous Quotes

Shakespeare coined many popular phrases that are still commonly used today. Here are some examples of Shakespeare's most familiar quotes from King Lear . You just might be surprised to learn of all the everyday sayings that originally came from Shakespeare!

"My love's more richer than my tongue." (Act I, Scene I)

"Nothing will come of nothing." (Act I, Scene I)

"Love is not love When it is mingled with regards that stand Aloof from the entire point." (Act I, Scene I)

"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!" (Act I, Scene IV)

"Striving to better, oft we mar what's well" (Act I, Scene IV)

"Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, lend less than thou owest." (Act I, Scene IV)

"I am a man more sinned against than sinning." (Act III, Scene II)

"The worst is not, So long as we can say, 'This is the worst'." (Act IV, Scene I)

"You are not worth the dust which the rude wind Blows in your face." (Act IV, Scene II)

"When we are born, we cry that we are come To this great stage of fools." (Act IV, Scene VI)

"Reason in madness!" (Act IV, Scene VI)

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