There are many well-known quotes in King Lear - here we've listed a few of them, in order of appearance in the play. Cordelia: Nothing. Lear: Nothing can come of nothing, speak again.
Act 1 Scene 1 Now, gods, stand up for bastards! Edmund, Act 1 Scene 2 How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child! Lear, Act 1 Scene 4 Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. Fool, Act, 1 Scene 5. Blow winds and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow, You cataracts and hurricanoes.
Lear, Act 3 Scene 2 I am a man More sinned against than sinning. Lear, Act 3 Scene 2 As flies to wanton boys are we to th' gods: They kill us for their sport.
Gloucester, Act 4 Scene 1 So distribution should undo excess, And each man have enough. Lear, Act 4 Scene 5 Get thee glass eyes, And like a scurvy politician seem To see the things thou dost not. Lear, Act 4 Scene 5 When we are born, we cry that we are come To this great stage of fools. Lear, Act 4 Scene 5 Men must endure Their going hence, even as their coming hither. Lear, Act 5 Scene 3 Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, And thou no breath at all?
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