Hamlet – Important Quotes to Know

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. Polonius
I will speak daggers to her, but use none. Hamlet
O what a noble mind is here o’erthrown! … The glass of fashion and the mould of form Ophelia
More matter, with less art. Gertrude
O what a rogue and peasant slave am I! Hamlet
Get thee to a nunnery! Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? Hamlet
Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. Ophelia
O speak to me no more! These words, like daggers, enter in mine ears. No more, sweet Hamlet! Gertrude
I’ll have grounds more relative than this. The play’s the thing, wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king. Hamlet
Madness in greats ones must not unwatched go. Claudius
Though this be madness, yet there is method in it. Polonius
Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell. Hamlet
O heat, dry up my rains! Tears seven times salt burn out the sense and virtue and mine eyes! By heaven, thy madness shall be paid by weight till our scale turn the beam. Laeretes
Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing to thy rest! Horatio
Give me that man that is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him in my heart’s core, ay, in my heart of heart, as I do thee. Hamlet
Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother’s hand of life, of crown, of queen, and one dispatch’d. Ghost (King Hamlet)
The time is out of joint. O cursed spite that ever I was born to set it right! Hamlet
Sweets to the sweet! Farewell! Gertrude
O, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven, it hath the primal, eldest curse upon’t. A brother’s murder! Claudius
O that this is too solid flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into a dewl or that the everlasting not fixed his cannon ‘gainst self-slaughter! Oh God! Hamlet

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