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Flashcards in King Lear Quotes Deck (9):
1

"How sharper than..."

"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child."
-Lear

2

"We are not..."

"We are not ourselves when nature, being oppressed, commands the mind to suffer with the body."
-Lear

3

"And worse I..."

"And worse I may be yet. The worst is not so long as we can say, 'This is the worst.'"
-Edgar

4

"Ay, every inch..."

"Ay, every inch a king. When I do stare, see how the subject quakes."
-Lear

5

"Nothing..."

"Nothing comes of nothing."
-Lear

6

"Keep thy foot..."

"Keep thy foot out of brothels, thy hand out of plackets, thy pen from lender's books, and defy the foul fiend."
-Edgar

7

"When we are..."

"When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools."
-Lear

8

"Striving to better..."

"Striving to better, oft' we mar what's well."
-Albany

9

"Her voice was..."

"Her voice was ever soft, gentle, and low, an excellent thing in woman."
-Lear