He hath disgrac'd me and hind'red me half a million; laugh'd at my losses, mock'd at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated my enemies. And what's his reason? I am a Jew.
("The Merchant of Venice")
More Quotes from William Shakespeare:I pray you, then, in love and dear alliance,
Let that one article rank with the rest;
And thereupon give me your daughter.
Perseverance, dear my lord, Keeps honour bright to have done, is to hang; Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail; In monumental mockery.
Fie, fie, how wayward is this foolish love,
That like a testy babe will scratch the nurse,
And presently, all humbled, kiss the rod!
Tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambitions ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend.
Wish me partaker in thy happiness
When thou dost meet good hap; and in thy danger,
If ever danger do environ thee,
Commend thy grievance to my holy prayers,
For I will be thy headsman, Valentine.
Lovers can see to do their amorous rites
By their own beauties; or, if love be blind,
It best agrees with night.
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