You loved, I loved. For intermission No more pertains to me, my lord, than you. Your fortune stood upon the casket there, And so did mine too, as the matter falls. For wooing here until I sweat again, And swearing till my very roof was dry With oaths of love, at last—if promise last— I got a promise of this fair one here To have her love, provided that your fortune Achieved her mistress.
I thank you, my lord, because you have found me one. My eyes are as quick as yours, my lord. While you were looking at the mistress, I was watching her maid. You fell in love, and so did I. Just like you, I don't want to wait. Your fortune depended on the casket there, and so did mine, as it turns out. While we were standing here, I was wooing and swearing oaths of love until at last this beautiful woman here promised me her love, so long as your luck held out. Is this true, Nerissa? Madam, it is, so you stand pleased withal.
And do you, Gratiano, mean good faith? Yes, faith, my lord. Our feast shall be much honored in your marriage. It will be our honor to celebrate your marriage, as well, at our wedding feast. What, and stake down? No, we shall ne'er win at that sport and stake down. But who comes here? Lorenzo and his infidel? What, and my old Venetian friend Salerio? No, we'll never win the bet if I stake down. But who is this coming here?
Lorenzo and his un-Christian friend? What's this, and Salerio, too, my old friend from Venice? Lorenzo and Salerio, welcome hither, If that the youth of my new interest here Have power to bid you welcome. Lorenzo and Salerio, welcome, if I can welcome you here so soon after winning ownership of this place. So do I, my lord. They are entirely welcome. For my part, my lord, My purpose was not to have seen you here. But meeting with Salerio by the way, He did entreat me, past all saying nay, To come with him along. I didn't actually intend to come see you here, my lord, but I ran into Salerio on the way, and he begged me to come with him and I couldn't refuse.
I did, my lord. And I have reason for it. Signor Antonio Commends him to you. That's true, my lord, and I have good reason for making him come with me. Sir Antonio sends this to you. Ere I ope his letter, I pray you tell me how my good friend doth. Before I open this letter, please tell me how my good friend Antonio is doing. Not sick, my lord, unless it be in mind, Nor well, unless in mind.
His letter there Will show you his estate. He's not sick, my lord, unless his mind is sick, but he's not doing well either, unless his mind is doing well. His letter there will show you how he is faring. Bid her welcome. How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio? I know he will be glad of our success.
We are the Jasons, we have won the fleece. Welcome her here. Salerio, let me shake your hand. What's the news from Venice? How is good Antonio, that royal merchant, doing? I know he'll be glad to hear about our romantic successes here. We are like the hero Jason after retrieving the golden fleece. I would you had won the fleece that he hath lost. Some dear friend dead, else nothing in the world Could turn so much the constitution Of any constant man.
What, worse and worse? There are some serious matters in that letter that are making Bassanio's face go pale. Some close friend of his must have died. Nothing else in the world could affect such a stoic man this much. What could it be, something even worse? If you'll allow it, Bassanio, I am half of you now, and I must bear half of whatever this letter brings you.
Gentle lady, When I did first impart my love to you, I freely told you, all the wealth I had Ran in my veins. I was a gentleman, And then I told you true. And yet, dear lady, Rating myself at nothing, you shall see How much I was a braggart. When I told you My state was nothing, I should then have told you That I was worse than nothing, for indeed I have engaged myself to a dear friend, Engaged my friend to his mere enemy To feed my means.
Here is a letter, lady, The paper as the body of my friend, And every word in it a gaping wound, Issuing life blood. Have all his ventures failed? What, not one hit? Sweet Portia, these are some of the most unpleasant words that were ever written on paper. Gentle lady, when I first told you of my love for you, I admitted that the only wealth I had was the blood running through my veins: I was a nobleman by birth.
And I spoke truly then. And yet, even saying that I had no money was a bit of braggery, as you will see. When I told you that my estate was worth nothing, I should have told you that it was worth less than nothing, for I am in debt to a dear friend, and put him in debt to his complete enemy in order to support me in coming here. This letter here is like the body of my friend, and every word on it is like a gaping wound, spilling out blood.
But is this true, Salerio? Have all of his business ventures failed? Not one was successful? Not one of his ships escaped the dreadful rocks that ruin merchants' fortunes? Not one, my lord. Besides, it should appear that if he had The present money to discharge the Jew, He would not take it. Never did I know A creature that did bear the shape of man So keen and greedy to confound a man. He plies the duke at morning and at night, And doth impeach the freedom of the state If they deny him justice. Twenty merchants, The duke himself, and the magnificoes Of greatest port have all persuaded with him.
But none can drive him from the envious plea Of forfeiture, of justice, and his bond. Not one ship, my lord. And even if Antonio had the money to pay the Jew back, it seems he wouldn't take it. I've never seen an animal in the shape of a man as greedy as him and as eager to spite another man. He pleads his case to the Duke every morning and every night, and says that if he is denied justice it would be a disgrace to the state. Twenty merchants, the Duke himself, and the highest-ranking Venetian noblemen have all tried to persuade him, but no one can change his mind about the matter of his loan, of justice, and what Antonio must forfeit.
And I know, my lord, If law, authority, and power deny not, It will go hard with poor Antonio. When I was with Shylock I heard him swear to his fellow Jews Tubal and Chus that he would rather have Antonio's flesh than twenty times the amount of money Antonio owes him. And I am sure, my lord, that he will take the flesh of poor Antonio if the power and authority of the law allow him to. Is it your dear friend that is thus in trouble? The dearest friend to me, the kindest man, The best conditioned and unwearied spirit In doing courtesies, and one in whom The ancient Roman honor more appears Than any that draws breath in Italy.
He is my dearest friend, and the kindest man. He has the best, untiring spirit of courtesy and is a better example of ancient Roman honor than any man alive in Italy. What sum owes he the Jew? For me, three thousand ducats. What, no more? Pay him six thousand and deface the bond! First go with me to church and call me wife, And then away to Venice to your friend. You shall have gold To pay the petty debt twenty times over.
When it is paid, bring your true friend along. My maid Nerissa and myself meantime Will live as maids and widows. Come, away! For you shall hence upon your wedding day. Bid your friends welcome, show a merry cheer. Since you are dear bought, I will love you dear. But let me hear the letter of your friend. What, is that it? Pay him six thousand ducats and scrap the agreement! Double six thousand, and triple it before allowing such a close friend to lose even a hair on account of Bassanio. First go with me to the church so we can finalize our marriage, and then go to Venice to help your friend.
You will never lie by my side with a troubled soul. You will have enough gold to pay twenty times this petty debt. Once it is paid off, bring your true friend back with you. My maid Nerissa and I will be as chaste as maids and widows while you are gone. Come on, let's go! You are going to leave me on our very wedding day. Welcome your friends here, and show them a good time. Since it's going to cost me a lot to have you, I will love you a lot.
But first let me hear the letter from your friend. My creditors grow cruel. My estate is very low. My bond to the Jew is forfeit. And since in paying it, it is impossible I should live, all debts are cleared between you and I if I might but see you at my death. Notwithstanding, use your pleasure. If your love do not persuade you to come, let not my letter. My creditors have become cruel.
I don't have much money. I cannot pay the Jew back. And since once the Jew takes the flesh from me I will die, all your debts to me are cleared, if only I can see you before I die. Regardless, enjoy yourself. If your love for me is not enough to make you come to me, then my letter should not be either.
O love, dispatch all business and be gone! Since I have your good leave to go away, I will make haste. Since I have your permission to go away, I will hurry. But until I come back, I will not sleep a wink. I won't rest at all until we are reunited. Sign In Sign Up. A line-by-line translation. Table of Contents. Act 1, Scene 1. Act 1, Scene 2. Act 1, Scene 3. Act 2, Scene 1. Act 2, Scene 2. Act 2, Scene 3. Act 2, Scene 4. Act 2, Scene 5. Act 2, Scene 6. Act 2, Scene 7. Act 2, Scene 8. Act 2, Scene 9. Act 3, Scene 1. Act 3, Scene 2.
Act 3, Scene 3. Act 3, Scene 4. Act 3, Scene 5. Act 4, Scene 1. Act 4, Scene 2. Act 5, Scene 1. LitCharts Teacher Editions. Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. The original text plus a side-by-side modern translation of every Shakespeare play. LitCharts From the creators of SparkNotes, something better. ALL Reply, reply. ALL Answer, answer. ALL Ding, dong, bell. NERISSA My lord and lady, it is now time for those of us who have stood by here and seen our wishes come true, to cry out, "Good joy, good joy, my lord and lady!
All exit. Cite This Page. MLA Chicago. Cosby, Matt. Retrieved October 7, Copy to Clipboard. About the Translator: Matt Cosby. Matt Cosby graduated from Amherst College in , and currently works as a writer and editor for LitCharts. He is from Florida but now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he also makes art, plays the piano, and goes to dog parks. Sign up! The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love. Marianne Williamson Click to tweet. Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.
Hermann Hesse. At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. Thich Nhat Hanh. When you connect to the silence within you , that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you. Stephen Richards. You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. Swami Vivekananda. Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved. Jane Goodall. The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
Carl Jung. When you realize there is no lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu Click to tweet. God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars. Elbert Hubbard Click to tweet. Religion, science, and spirituality help us make sense of the world. Life without at least one of them is a lonely and confusing place.
Naval Ravikant. It is in our wild nature that we best recover from our un-nature, our spirituality. Friedrich Nietzsche. A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear. Daniel Defoe. The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. Henry Miller. I choose gentleness… Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself. Max Lucado. Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from. Realisation is not acquisition of anything new nor is it a new faculty. It is only removal of all camouflage. Ramana Maharshi. If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit. Thomas Merton Click to tweet. The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it. Henri J. Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have.
Make the now the primary focus of your life. Eckhart Tolle. Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts. Benjamin Disraeli This is one of my favorite spiritual quote. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung Click to tweet. The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.
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You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. Henry David Thoreau. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare Click to tweet. Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force. Franklin D. I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. John Lennon. This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
Ralph Waldo Emerson. Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein. One liners, short spiritual quotes, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds, tattoos, SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Forever is composed of nows. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet. Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical. There is nothing more important than this moment. Unknown Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community.
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Your thoughts become things. Rhonda Byrne Click to tweet. More short quotes You may also like: inspirational quotes motivational quotes happiness quotes love quotes life quotes. You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path.
Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance. Elder Wisdom. Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment. I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself. Shooter Teton Sioux Native American. One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it…cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty of hugs.
Steve Maraboli. I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. He is down below helping his followers to understand that the view is glorious where ever you stand. Shannon L. You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Paramahansa Yogananda.
Bring into play the almighty power within you, so that on the stage of life you can fulfill your high destined role. The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are. If your intention is powerful, your action will be powerful. If your action is powerful, your results will be powerful. The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility.
Swami Sivananda. All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do any thing and everything, without even the guidance of any one. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.
Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it. Wilferd Peterson. The resting place of the mind is the heart. The only thing the mind hears all day is clanging bells and noise and argument, and all it wants is quietude. The only place the mind will ever find peace is inside the silence of the heart.
Elizabeth Gilbert. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. Seize the moment. Erma Bombeck. Bath, n. A kind of mystic ceremony substituted for religious worship, with what spiritual efficacy has not been determined. Ambrose Bierce. Self-love is a good thing but self-awareness is more important. Louis C. To be in time is to be asleep: to be awake is to be in eternity. Osho Click to tweet. The truth is that the universe has been answering you all of your life, but you cannot receive the answers unless you are awake.
Rhonda Byrne. We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars, guides you too. Shrii Shirr Anandamurti. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path. Vine Deloria Jr Native American. The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
Alan Watts. The want of goods is easily repaired, but the poverty of the soul is irreparable. Michel de Montaigne. We are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful. Eventually, all that one has learnt will have to be forgotten.
Ramana Maharshi Click to tweet. Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. William Blake Click to tweet. Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two our life flows. Jack Kornfield. Anything that makes weak — physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison. A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. Rita Mae Brown.
It took me forty years on earth to reach this sure conclusion: there is no Heaven but clarity, no Hell except confusion. Jan Struther. Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again. Joseph Campbell Click to tweet. Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
Make your peace with that and all will be well. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong. Hindu proverb. You can read books without ever stepping into a library; and practice spirituality without ever going to a temple. Anthony de Mello. If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your back. Eido Tai Shimano Roshi. I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.
You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it. The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not. Albert Schweitzer. There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.
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Tara Brach. Be present in all things and thankful for all things. Maya Angelou Click to tweet. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. Being love rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Ram Dass.
Spiritual opening is not a withdrawal to some imagined realm or safe cave. It is not a pulling away, but a touching of all the experience of life with wisdom and with a heart of kindness, without any separation. Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness… the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
Elizabeth Bibesco. It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will. Jiddu Krishnamurti. Love gives us in a moment what we can hardly attain by effort after years of toil. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go.
People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing. Brian Weiss. Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful. Amit Ray.
Compassion is the wish for another being to be free from suffering; love is wanting them to have happiness. Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present. Albert Camus Click to tweet. Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night. The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware; joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. Denis Waitley. The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but rather your thoughts about the situatio n. Always say yes to the present moment. Surrender to what is. Accept — then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it… This will miraculously transform your whole life.
Surrender is the most difficult thing in the world while you are doing it and the easiest when it is done. Bhai Sahib. It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of now.
The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses. Charles de Lint. You just understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
As long as a sense of self-importance rules your being, you will never know lasting peace. Matthieu Ricard Click to tweet. To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, but to live gratitude is to touch heaven. Johannes A. Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. Hans Margolius. If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. Rene Descartes. If peace is our single aim in all we do, we will always know what to do because we will do whatever will protect and deepen our peace.