The Jew of Malta
by Christopher Marlowe
The Jew of Malta Quotes
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Lies and Deceit Quotes
[the Jew] Who smiles to see how full his bags are crammed,Which money was not got without my means. (Prologue 31-32)
I crave but this: grace him as he deserves,And let him not be entertained the worse Because he favours me. (Prologue 33-35)
And of a carat of this quantity,May serve in peril of calamityTo ransom great kings from captivity.And thus methinks should men of judgment frameTheir means of traffic from the vulgar tradeAnd, as...
I count religion but a childish toyAnd hold there is no sin but ignorance (Prologue 14-15)
Rather had I, a Jew, be hated thus Than pitied in a Christian poverty;For I can se no fruits in all their faith But malice, falsehood, and excessive pride,Which methinks fits not their profession (...
Justice and Judgment Quotes
BARABAS:...And therefore ne'er distinguish of the wrong.FERNEZE: Content thee, Barabas, thou hast nought but right BARABAS: Your extreme right does me exceeding wrong. (1.2.150-52)
Good Barabas, be patient. (1.2.198)
Pray leave me in my patience. You thatWere ne'er possessed of wealth are pleased with want.But give him liberty at least to mourn That in a field amidst his enemiesDoth see his soldiers slain, hims...
What right had Caesar to the Empire?Might first made kings, and laws were then most sureWhen like the Draco's they were writ in blood. (Prologue 19-21)