Study Help Famous Quotes from Measure for Measure


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

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." (Act I, Scene IV)

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall." (Act II, Scene I)

"Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it?" (Act II, Scene II)

"O, it is excellent To have a giant’s strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant." (Act II, Scene II)

"The miserable have no other medicine but only hope." (Act III, Scene I)

"If thou art rich, thou'rt poor; For, like an ass whose back with ingots bows, Thou bear'st thy heavy riches but a journey, And death unloads thee." (Act III, Scene I)

"Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful." (Act III, Scene I)

"O, what may man within him hide, Though angel on the outward side!" (Act III, Scene II)

"Truth is truth To the end of reckoning." (Act V, Scene I)

"What’s mine is yours, and what is yours is mine." (Act V, Scene I)

"Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure; Like doth quit like, and measure still for measure." (Act V, Scene I)

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