Study Help Famous Quotes from Henry V


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

"O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend
The brightest heaven of invention!" (Prologue) 

"Men of few words are the best men." (Act III, Scene II)

"Even at the turning o' the tide." (Act II. Scene III)

"As cold as any stone." (Act II, Scene III) 

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. (Act III, Scene I) 

"I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start." (Act III, Scene I) 

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers." (Act IV, Scene III)