"Cruel to be kind" - A Famous Quote by William Shakespeare
This famous quote originated in the play by William Shakespeare. This section provides answers to the following questions about this famous Shakespeare quote:
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Shakespeare Quote - "Cruel to be kind"
Cruel to be kind
I do repent; but heaven hath pleas'd it so
To punish me with this, and this with me,
That I must be their scourge and minister.
I will bestow him, and will answer well
The death I gave him. So again good night.
I must be cruel only to be kind.
Thus bad begins and worse remains behind.
Hamlet Act 3, Scene 4
Famous Shakespeare Quote
Although set in different times many of the most famous quotes about life and love by William Shakespeare are still relevant today. Did you know that William Shakespeare is credited by the Oxford English Dictionary with the introduction of nearly 3,000 words into the language. It's no wonder that expressions from his works in literature, including the "Cruel to be kind" quote, are an 'anonymous' part of the English language. Many people continue to use this "Cruel to be kind" quote by William Shakespeare in famous quotes about life.
"Cruel to be kind"