Is love a tender thing? it is too rough,
- Too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.
- If love be rough with you, be rough with love;
- Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.
Mercutio, Act I, scene iv
- But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
- It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!
- O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
- Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
- Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
- And I'll no longer be a Capulet.
- What's in a name? That which we call a rose,
- By any other word would smell as sweet.
- Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books,
- But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.
- Good-night, good-night! Parting is such sweet sorrow
- That I shall say good-night till it be morrow.
- For naught so vile that on the earth doth live
- But to the earth some special good doth give;
- Nor aught so good but, strain'd from that fair use,
- Revolts from true birth, stumbling on the abuse:
- Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied;
- And vice sometimes by action dignified.
Friar Lawrence, Act II, scene iii
- Come, gentle night, come, loving black brow'd night,
- Give me my Romeo; and when he shall die,
- Take him and cut him out in little stars,
- And he will make the face of Heaven so fine
- That all the world will be in love with night,
- And pay no worship to the garish sun.
Juliet, Act III, scene ii
- Where be these enemies? Capulet! Montague!
- See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate,
- That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!
- And I, for winking at your discords too,
- Have lost a brace of kinsmen: all are punish'd.
Prince, Act III, scene iii
- For never was a story of more woe
- Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
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