The Merchant of Venice

by: William Shakespeare

Act I, scenes i-ii

Quotes Act I, scenes i-ii
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.)

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

By my troth, Nerissa, my little body is aweary of this great world. (I.ii.)
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.)
The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot tempter leaps o’er a cold decree. (I.ii.)