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There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts.

Act III, sc. 2.

The quality of mercy is not strained.

Portia: Act 4, Scene 1

Bassanio: Promise me life, and I’ll confess the truth.
Portia: Confess and live-
Bassanio: -Confess and love.

So the may the outward shows be least themselves;
The world is still deceived with ornament.

Act 3, scene 3

Let me play the fool!

Gratiano, Act 1, scene 1