The Jew of Malta
And of a carat of this quantity,
May serve in peril of calamity
To ransom great kings from captivity.
And thus methinks should men of judgment frame
Their means of traffic from the vulgar trade
And, as their wealth increaseth, so enclose
Infinite riches in a little room. (1.1.30-37)
Who hateth me but for my happiness?
Or who is honoured now but for his wealth?
Rather had I, a Jew, be hated thus
Than pitied in a Christian poverty (1.1.109-12)
Honour is bought with blood and not with gold. (2.2.56)