Merchant of Venice – Key Quotations

In Belmont is a lady richly left
And she is fair

I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you and so
following. But I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you.

How like a fawning publican he looks.

I hate him for he is a Christian.

If I can catch him once upon the hip,
I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose

You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog,
And spit upon my Jewish gabardine,
And all for use of that which is mine own.

what should I gain
By the exaction of the forfeiture?

Clamber not you up to the casements then,
Nor thrust your head into the public street

Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire

Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves

Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath

All that glisters is not gold

‘My daughter! O my ducats! O my daughter!
Fled with a Christian! O my Christian ducats!’

To bait fish withal. If it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.

The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will
better the instruction

O upright judge – mark Jew – O learned judge.

The Jew shall have all justice – soft, no haste –
He shall have nothing but the penalty.

Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that.
You take my house, when you do take the prop
That doth sustain my house.

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