FOR ALL AGES

25 Best Benvolio Quotes From Romeo And Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is regarded as one of the finest love stories ever

'Romeo and Juliet' is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.

It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and one of his most frequently performed plays. Benvolio is a fictional character in the play and Benvolio serves as an unsuccessful peacemaker in the play, attempting to prevent violence.  

Benvolio’s traits include clear-thinking, reliable, peace-loving, caring, respectful, trustworthy, and responsible young men, but he will fight if he is pushed too far."By my head, here come the Capulets!” is a line from Benvolio. Benvolio is also a good friend and cousin to Romeo, who has been losing sleep over his infatuation with a young woman named Rosaline. Benvolio tries to find Romeo, and he tells Lord and Lady Montague that he attempted to follow Romeo that very day, hoping to speak with him.

'Romeo and Juliet' is one of the dramas that became very popular over time, with the audience watching it more frequently. The name Benvolio means “good-will” or “well-wisher” or “peacemaker,” which is a role he fills, to some degree, as a peacemaker and Romeo’s friend. Benvolio is loyal to Romeo, but he is also devoted to the Montague family. He wants to help Romeo’s parents and is seen to demonstrate his positive motivations and good character. In the opening scene, Gregory and Sampson creep up, Benvolio senses them, however, and puts up a desperate fight. But he’s unarmed and is quickly killed. Here are some of the best Benvolio quotes, where he talks to Tybalt, Mercutio, some fools, and more.

If you enjoy these Benvolio quotes, take a look at Tybalt quotes and [Shakespeare love quotes] after this.

Important Benvolio Quotes

Benvolio was indeed a brave heart and helped Romeo get through every difficulty. He was loyal to Romeo and his family and also helped them. Here are some of the critical Benvolio peace quotes.

Benvolio was a true companion for Romeo.

1. “I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword.”

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

2. “Soft, I will go along and if you leave me so you do me wrong.”

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

3. “Part, fools! Put up your swords. You know not what you do!”

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

4. “See, where he comes: so please you, step aside; I’ll know his grievance, or be much denied.”

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

5.  “Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!”

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

6. “By my head, here come the Capulets!”

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

7. “Why, Romeo, art thou mad?”

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

8. “Soft, I will go along and if you leave me so you do me wrong.”

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

9. “The quarrel is between our masters.”

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

10. “I’ll pay that doctrine, or else die in debt. ”

-  Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

11. “One fire burns out another’s burning,

One pain is lessen’d by another’s anguish.”

-  Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

12. "O Romeo, Romeo, brave Mercutio’s dead! That gallant spirit hath aspirated the clouds.’’

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene One

13. “By giving liberty unto thine eyes. Examine other beauties.”

- Benvolio Montague, Act One, Scene One.

14. “We talk here in the public haunt of men. Either withdraw unto some private place, And reason coldly of your grievances, Or else depart. Here all eyes gaze on us.”

- Benvolio Montague, Act One, Scene One.

15. "This is the truth, or let Benvolio die."

-  Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

Romeo And Juliet Benvolio Quotes

Benvolio is Lord Montague’s nephew and Romeo’s cousin. Shakespeare usually portrays him as a kind and thoughtful person who attempts to look out for his cousin. Benvolio spends most of Act One trying to distract his cousin from his infatuation with Rosaline, following the first appearance of Mercutio in One. Here are some of the most interesting 'Romeo and Juliet' quotes along with quotes from Benvolio.

'Romeo and Juliet' is one of finest works from William Shakespeare.

16. "Father forgive them; for they know not what they do"

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

17. “I’ll be a candle-holder, and look on.”

- Romeo, Act One, Scene Four.

18. “The day is hot, the Capulets abroad, And, if we meet, we shall not escape a brawl; For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.”

- Benvolio, Act Three, Scene One.

19. “He ran this way and leapt this orchard wall.”

- Benvolio, Act Two, Scene One.

20. “O Romeo, Romeo, brave Mercutio is dead...which too untimely here did scorn the earth.”

- Benvolio, Act Three, Scene One.

21. "I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword or manage it to part these men with me"

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene One.

22. "The day is hot, the Capulets abroad; and if we meet, we shall not escape a brawl."

- Benvolio, Act Three, Scene One.

23. “Take our good meaning, for our judgement sits five times in that ere once in our five wits.’’

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene Four.

24. “Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace! Thou talkst of nothing.”

- Benvolio, Act One, Scene Four.

25. “Romeo, away, be gone! The citizens are up, and Tybalt sain. Stand not amazed! The prince will doom thee death if thou art taken.”

- Benvolio, Act Three, Scene One.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of exciting family-friends for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestion Benvolio quotes, why not look at 'Taming Of The Shrew' quotes, or [Shakespeare Death quotes].

Author

Written By

Kidadl Team

The Kidadl Team is made up of people from different walks of life, from different families and backgrounds, each with unique experiences and nuggets of wisdom to share with you. From lino cutting to surfing to children’s mental health, their hobbies and interests range far and wide. They are passionate about turning your everyday moments into memories and bringing you inspiring ideas to have fun with your family.

Share this article

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

COPY LINK

Subscribe_Hero
Get The Kidadl Newsletter
1,000 of inspirational ideas direct to your inbox for things to do with your kids.

By joining Kidadl you agree to Kidadl’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receiving marketing communications from Kidadl.