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Merchant of Venice Quotes

A total of 25 "important" quotes from Acts 1, 2, and 5. For a better Quiz-ing experience, be sure to check the box "Stuff in Parentheses." I added extra information for the sake of convenience. Part of memorizing the quotes is memorizing the context. If you can remember the scenario, simple logic will be enough should help a lot.
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Portia
(Act 1, Scene 2, Line 22)
"I may neither choose whom I would, nor refuse whom I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father."
Portia
(Act 1, Scene 2, Line 55)
"God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man."
Shylock
(Act 1, Scene 3, Line 35)
"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 wit you."
Shylock
(Act 1, Scene 3, Line 41)
"I hate him for he is a Christian"
Antonio
(Act 1, Scene 3, Line 180)
"Come on: in this there can be no dismay; My ships come home a month before the day."
Prince of Morocco
(Act 2, Scene 1, Line 32)
"If Hercules and Lichas play at dice, Which is the better man, he greater throw/ May turn by fortune from the weaker hand:"
Launcelot
(Act 2, Scene 2, Line 26)
"Certainly, the Jew is the very devil incarnation, and, in my conscience, my conscience is but a kind of hard conscience to offer to counsel me to stay with the Jew. The fiend gives the more friendly counsel:"
Launcelot
(Act 2, Scene 2, Line 143)
"The old proverb is very well parted between my master Shylock and you, sir: you have the grace of God, sir, and he hath enough."
Jessica
(Act 2, Scene 3, Line 16)
"Alack, what heinous sin is it in me, To be asham'd to be my father's child! But though I am a daughter to his blood, I am not to his manners."
Lorenzo
(Act 2, Scene 4, Line 33)
"If e'er the Jew her father come to Heaven, It will be for his gentle daughter's sake;"
(The Writing in the) Golden Casket
(Act 2, Scene 7, Line 67)
"All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told: Many a man his life hath sold, But my outside to behold: Gilded tombs do worms infold. Had you been as wise as bold, young in limbs, in judgment old, Your answer had not been inscroll'd: Fare you well; your suit is cold."
Solanio (quoting Shylock)
(Act 2, Scene 8, Line 15)
"My daughter! -O my ducats! -O my daughter! Fled with a Christian! -O my christian ducats! Justice! the law! my ducats, and my daughter!
Portia
(Act 5, Scene 1, Line 91)
"So shines a good deed in a naughty world."
Bassanio
(Act 5, Scene, 1, Line 176)
"Why, I were best to cut my left hand off, And swear I lost the ring defending it."
Gratiano
(Act 5, Scene 1, Line 306)
"Well, while I live, I'll fear no other things So sore, as keeping safe Nerissa's ring."
Lorenzo
(Act 5, Scene 1, Line 82)
"But music for the time doth change his nature. The man that hath no music in himself Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, strategems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, As his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. -Mark the music."
Portia
(Act 5, Scene 1, Line 166)
"To part so slightly with your wife's first gift; A thing stuck on with oaths upon your finger, And so riveted with faith unto your flesh."
Portia
(Act 5, Scene 1, Line 172)
"I dare be sworn for him, he would not leave it, Nor pluck it from his finger for the wealth That the world masters."
Prince of Morocco
(Act 2, Scene 1, Line 6)
"And let us make incision for your love, To prove whose blood is reddest, his or mine."
Portia
(Act 2, Scene 1, Line 14)
"In terms of choice I am not solely led By nice direction of a maiden's eyes: Besides, the lottery of my destiny Bars me the right of voluntary choosing"
Old Gobbo
(Act 2, Scene 2, Line 72)
"Alack, sir, I am sand-blind; I know you not"
Shylock
(Act 2, Scene 5, Line 13)
"I am not bid for love; they flatter me: But yet I'll go in hate, to feed upon The prodigal Christian."
Shylock
(Act 2, Scene 5, Line 54)
"Fast bind, fast find; A proverb never stale in thrifty mind."
Jessica
(Act 2, Scene 5, Line 55)
"Farewell; and if my fortune be not crost, I have a father, you a daughter, lost."
Jessica
(Act 2, Scene 6, Line 37)
"But love is blind, and lovers cannot see The pretty follies that themselves commit; For if they could, Cupid himself would blush To see me thus transformed to a boy."