10+ Important Friar Lawrence Quotes From Romeo And Juliet

Luca Demetriou
Dec 12, 2023 By Luca Demetriou
Originally Published on Mar 14, 2021
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Friar Lawrence is one of the most significant characters in 'Romeo And Juliet', a famous play by William Shakespeare based on love and death.

“Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable, than loyalty”, here Cicero describes loyalty, the thing that comes to mind for Friar Lawrence’s character in the 'Romeo and Juliet' play. He was Romeo's good friend and played an important role in this love story.

Friar Lawrence played an extremely pivotal role in the lives of the lovers Romeo and Juliet throughout the story. He initially thought that Romeo was only besotted by Juliet's looks and was not in love with Juliet's overall personality.

Later on, he was the one who decided to marry Romeo and Juliet as he believed that the feud between the families will end after the lovers Romeo and Juliet marry.

Here are the most important Friar Lawrence quotes from the famous Shakespeare play 'Romeo And Juliet'. These are perfect for character studies when you have an exam or an essay, so check them out!

If you like these Friar Lawrence quotes, then do not forget to check out our Tybalt quotes and Shakespeare love quotes.

Friar Lawrence Quotes About Marrying From 'Romeo And Juliet'

Friar Lawrence is one of the most popular characters from 'Romeo And Juliet'. In the story he is Romeo's good friend. Check out the best quotes from Friar Lawrence in 'Romeo And Juliet' depicting his kind soul.

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1. “Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.”

- Friar Lawrence.

2. “Young men's love then lies / Not truly in the hearts, but in their eyes.”

- Friar Lawrence.

3. “So smile the heavens upon this holy act That after-hours with sorrow chide us not.”

- Friar Lawrence.

4. “These violent delights have violent ends.”

- Friar Lawrence.

5. “For by your leaves, you shall not stay alone, til Holy Church incorporate two in one.”

- Friar Lawrence.

6. “For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households' rancor to pure love. Within the infant rind of this weak flower poison hath residence and medicine power.”

- Friar Lawrence.

'Romeo And Juliet' Friar Lawrence Quotes

'Romeo And Juliet' is regarded as timeless classic and Friar Lawrence is a popular character. Here are some of the most important 'Romeo And Juliet' quotes by Friar Lawrence to help you understand the character better.

7. “In people as well as plants, good and evil lie. But if the evil is more, the plant will die.”

- Friar Lawrence.

8. “If aught in this miscarried by my fault, let my old life be sacrific'd, some hour before his time, unto the rigor of severest law.”

- Friar Lawrence.

9. “Hold thy desperate hand: Art thou a man? thy form cries out thou art: Thy tears are womanish; thy wild acts denote The unreasonable fury of a beast: Unseemly woman in a seeming man! Or ill-beseeming beast in seeming both! Thou hast amazed me: by my holy order, I thought thy disposition better temper’d?”

- Friar Lawrence.

10. “And where the worser is predominant, Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.”

- Friar Lawrence.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Friar Lawrence quotes, then why not take a look at Benvolio quotes, or Shakespeare quotes about death.

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Written by Luca Demetriou

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English and Drama, Master of Arts specializing in Performance: Design and Practice

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Luca DemetriouBachelor of Arts specializing in English and Drama, Master of Arts specializing in Performance: Design and Practice

Experienced in writing and sub-editing, Luca holds a Bachelor's in English Literature and Drama from the University of Birmingham, where he served as the culture editor at Redbrick Paper. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Performance: Design and Practice at the University of the Arts in London, showcasing his passion for the arts, performance, and history. With a keen interest in traveling, Luca enjoys exploring new cultures and experiencing diverse perspectives.

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