Much Ado character quotes

You have of late stood out against your brother, and he hath ta’en you newly into his grace, where it is impossible you should take true root but by the fair weather that you make yourself. Conrad
He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man; and he that is more than a youth is not for me, and he that is less than a man, I am not for him. Beatrice
This can be no trick. The conference was sadly borne; they have the truth from Hero. Benedick
I stood like a man at a mark, with a whole army shooting at me. She speaks poniards, and every word stabs. Benedick
I will assume thy part in some disguise/ And tell fair Hero I am Claudio. Don Pedro
I cannot hide what I am: I must be sad when I have a cause” Don John
My cousin means Signor Benedick of pauda Hero
Go then, find me a meet hour to draw Don Pedro and Claudio alone, tell them that you now that Hero loves me., intend a kind of zeal both to the prince and Claudio, as, in love of your brothers honor, who hath made this match, and his friends reputation, who is thus like to be cozened with the semblance of a main. Borachio
Can the world buy such a jewel? Benedick
If I had my mouth, I would bite; if I had my liberty, I would do my liking. IN the meantime let me be that I am. Don John
No, my lord, unless I might have another for working days: your grace is too costly to wear every day. But I beseech your grace pardon me. I was born to speak all mirth and no matter. Beatrice
There are no faces truer than those that are so washed. How much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping! Leonato
Runs not this speech like iron through your blood. Don John
When you went onward on this ended action, I looked upon her with a soldiers eye, that liked, but had rougher task in hand/Than to drive liking to the name of love. Claudio
Loving goes by haps./Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps. Hero
Thus answer I in name of Benedick/But hear these ill news with the ears of Claudio. Claudio
We will hold it as a dream till it appear itself, but I will acquaint my daughter withal, that she may be the better prepared for an answer. Leonato
What fire is in mine ears? Can this be true/Stand I condemned for pride and scorn so much?/ Contempt, farewell Beatrice
I will in the interim undertake one of Hercules’s labors, which is, to bring Signor Benedick and Beatrice into a mountain of affection with one another. Don pedro
I have marked a thousand blushing apparitions to start into her face, a thousand innocent shames in angel whiteness beat away those blushes. Friar
What your wisdoms couldn’t discover, these shallow fools that brought light. Borachio
Though it be not written down, yet forget not that I am an ass. No, thou villain, thou art full of piety as shall be proved upon thee by good witness.” Dogberry
And when I lived I was your other wife: And when you loved you were my other husband. Hero
Here is our own hands against our hearts Benedick
Come lady, die to live. Friar
O she is fall’n into a pit of ink, that the wide sea Hath drops too few to wash her clean again, and slat too little which may season give to her foul tainted flesh. Leonato
I thank you princes for my daughter’s death./ Record it with your high and worthy deeds. Leonato
What, my dear lady disdain! Are you living yet? Benedick
He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion. Messenger
I’ll unclasp my heart and take her hearing prisoner with the force. And strong encounter of my amorous tale. benedick
I shall see thee, ere I die, look pale with love. Don pedro
Tis all men’s office to speak patience to those that wring under the load of sorrow. But virtue nor sufficiency o be so moral when he shall endure the like himself. Antonio
That yound start up hath all they glory of my overthrow Don John
But manhood is melted into curtsies, valor into compliment, and men are only tuned into tongue, and trim ones too. Beatrice
You have of late stood out against your brother, and he hath ta’en you newly into his grace, where it is impossible you should take true root but by the fair weather that you make yourself Conrade
For me, wooing,wedding, and repenting is as a scotch jig, a measure and cinquepace. Beatrice
All hearts in love use their own tongues. let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent, for beauty is a witch. Claudio
If I see anything tonight why I should not marry her tomorrow, I will shame her. Claudio