Much Ado About Nothing Significant Quotes

“He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion.” Messenger
“There are no faces truer than those that are so washed.” Leonato
“There is a king of merry war betwixt Signor Benedick and her. They never meet but there’s a skirmish of wit between them.” Leonato
“What, my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?” Benedick
“I thank you. I am not of many words, but I thank you.” Don John
“That a woman conceived me, I thank her… I will not do them the wrong to mistrust any. I will do myself the right to trust none.” Benedick
“In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke.” Don Pedro
“I’d rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in his grace.” Don John
“I have decreed not to sing in my cage.” Don John
“Yes faith, it is my cousin’s duty to make curtsy and say ‘Father, as it please you.’ But yet for all that, cousin, let him be a handsome fellow, or else make another curtsy and say ‘Father, as it please me.'” Beatrice
“[W]ooing, wedding, and repenting is as a scotch jig…” Beatrice
“I would not marry her, though she were endowed with all that Adam had let him before he transgressed.” Benedick
“Marry, once before he won it off me with false dice.” Beatrice
“Yea, my lord. I thank it, poor fool, it keeps on the windy side of care.” Beatrice
“[T]here was a star danced, and under that was I born.” Beatrice
“I have known when there was no music with him but the drum and the fife, and now had he rather hear the tabor and the pipe.” Benedick
“[T]ill all graces be in one woman, one woman shall not come in my grace.” Benedick
“Now divine air! Now his soul is ravished. Is it not strange tat sheep’s guts should hale should out of man’s bodies.” Benedick
“Men were deceivers ever.” Balthasar
“No! The world must be peopled.” Benedick
“There’s a double meaning in that!” Benedick
“Contempt, farewell, and maiden pride, adieu.” Beatrice
“Gallants, I am not as I have been.” Benedick
“Even she: Leonato’s Hero, your Hero, every man’s Hero.” Don John
“Get you some of this distilled carduus benedictus and lay it to your heart.” Margaret
“Yet Benedick was such another, and now is he become a man.” Margaret
“She’s but the sign and semblance of her honor.” Claudio
“But fare thee well, most foul, most fair, Farewell.” Claudio
“Death is the fairest cover for her shame.” Leonato
“Surely I do believe your fair cousin is wronged.” Benedick
“I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is that not strange?” Benedick
“O God, that I were a man! I would eat his heart in the marketplace.” Beatrice
“But manhood is melted into curtsies, valor into compliment, and men are only turned into tongue, and trim ones, too.” Beatrice
“But masters, remember that I am an ass, though it be not written down, yet forget not that I am an ass.” Dogberry
“For there was never yet philosopher/That could endure toothache patiently…” Leonato
“If thou kill’st me boy, thou shalt kill a man.” Leonato
“In a false quarrel there is no true valor.” Benedick
“You are a villain. I jest not…You have killed a sweet lady, and her death shall fall heavy on you.” Benedick
“My lord, for your many courtesies I thank you. I must discontinue your company.” Benedick
“[N]ow thy image doth appear/In the rare semblance that I loved it first.” Claudio
“Yet sinned I not/ but in mistaking.” Claudio
“Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably.” Benedick
“Serve God, love me, and mend.” Benedick
“Help us to sign and groan/Heavily,heavily.” Claudio
“I’ll hold my mind were she an Ethiope.” Claudio
“Tush, fear not, man. We’ll tip thy horns with gold.” Claudio
“A miracle! Here’s our own hands against our hearts.” Benedick
“Peace! I will stop your mouth.” Benedick
“For man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion.” Benedick
“Get thee a wife, get thee a wife.” Benedick
“Think not on him till tomorrow.” Benedick
“Strike up, pipers.” Benedick

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