Shylock: I am not bound to please thee with my answer. Bassanio: Do all men kill the things they do not love? Shylock: Hates any man the thing he would not kill? Bassanio: Every offence is not a hate at first. Shylock: What! wouldst thou have a serpent sting thee twice?
Antonio: Hear me yet, good Shylock. Shylock: I'll have my bond; speak not against my bond.
Shylock: I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villany you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.
Bassanio: Why, I were best to cut my left hand off And swear I lost the ring defending it.
Shylock: 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.
Portia: The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath.
Gratiano: What, are we cuckolds ere we have deserved it?
Antonio: Say how I loved you, speak me fair in death; And, when the tale is told, bid her be judge Whether Bassanio had not once a love.
Shylock: He hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million, laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what's his reason? I am a Jew.
Bassanio: Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice.
Bassanio: So may the outward shows be least themselves: The world is still deceived with ornament.
Shylock: If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villany you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.
Bassanio: Promise me life, and I'll confess the truth.
Portia: Well then, confess, and live.
Bassanio: 'Confess' and 'love' had been the very sum of my confession.
Jessica: I am never merry when I hear sweet music.
Bassanio: Thy paleness moves me more than eloquence; And here choose I; joy be the consequence!
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