KING LEAR ACT 2 QUOTES

“I am a man more sinned against than sinning.” – King Lear

“The worst is not, so long as we can say, ‘This is the worst.'” – Edgar

“As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport.” – Gloucester

“Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise.” – Fool

“Tis the time’s plague, when madmen lead the blind.” – Gloucester

“These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us.” – Gloucester

“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!” – King Lear

“That we have no good reason to think is evil; and what we give for it we value at nothing.” – Edmund

“The prince of darkness is a gentleman.” – Fool “The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.” – Edmund

“You are not worth the dust which the rude wind blows in your face.” – Kent

“Gloucester, Gloucester, I have traveled long thus to find you out.” – Edgar

“All the power of his wits have given way to his impatience.” – Cornwall FALOODA QUOTES

“The worst returns to laughter.” – Albany

“I have no way and therefore want no eyes; I stumbled when I saw.” – Gloucester

“What, did my father’s godson seek your life? He whom my father named?” – Edmund

“This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune—often the surfeit of our own behavior—we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence, and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star!” – Edmund

“O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars are in the poorest things superfluous. Allow not nature more than nature needs, man’s life is cheap as beasts.” – Lear

“Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law my services are bound.” – Edmund

“Here I stand, your slave, a poor, infirm, weak, and despised old man.” – Lear

“Men must endure their going hence, even as their coming hither; Ripeness is all.” – Edgar

“Nothing can be made out of nothing.” – Lear

“Upon such sacrifices, my Cordelia, the gods themselves throw incense.” – Lear

“I have no way, and therefore want no eyes, I stumbled when I saw.” – Gloucester