Measure For Measure Quotes by William Shakespeare, Robin McLeavy, Lord Kelvin, Emily Rodda, John Heywood, Peter Drucker and many others.
Man, proud man, drest in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he’s most assur d, glassy essence, like an angry ape, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven, as make the angels weep.
Condemn the fault and not the actor of it?
O’ What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!
Every true man’s apparel fits your thief.
Man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he’s most assured.
Liberty plucks justice by the nose; The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart Goes all decorum.
Thou hast nor youth nor age But as it were an after dinner sleep Dreaming of both.
I have a background in theater. At the time I read The Loved Ones script, I was playing Catherine the Great of Russia onstage. Straight after that, I played Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and Isabella in Measure for Measure.
O, it is excellent To have a giant’s strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.
When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it.
We must not make a scarecrow of the law, Setting it up to fear the birds of prey, And let it keep one shape till custom make it Their perch, and not their terror.
The miserable have no other medicine But only hope.
There is a kind of character in thy life, That to the observer doth thy history, fully unfold.
All is well that ends well
All’s well that ends well.
That in the captains but a choleric word Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.