The best King Lear quotes

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King Lear by William Shakespeare

King Lear quotes

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When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.

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How, nothing will come of nothing.

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I cannot heave my heart into my mouth. I love your majesty according to my bond; no more no less.

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Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise.

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As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods. They kill us for their sport.

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Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, and thou no breath at all?

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I am a man more sinned against than sinning.

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So distribution should undo excess, and each man have enough.

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Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.

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See how yon justice rails upon yon simple thief? Hark in thine ear: change places, and, handy dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief?

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Unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art.

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This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen.

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