The Merchant of Venice

by: William Shakespeare

Act I, scenes i-ii

Quotes Act I, scenes i-ii
1
I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano,
A stage where every man must play a part,
And mine a sad one. (I.i.)

2
I am Sir Oracle,
And when I ope my lips, let no dog bark. (I.i.)

3
By my troth, Nerissa, my little body is aweary of this great world. (I.ii.)
4
If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces. (I.ii.)
5
The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot tempter leaps o’er a cold decree. (I.ii.)