The greatest passage from Romeo and Juliet occurs when Romeo tries to buy poison from the apothecary. The apothecary hesitates, stating that poison is illegal. Romeo retorts with the following:

“There is thy gold — worse poison to men’s souls, Doing more murder in this loathsome world, Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.”

 Beautifully put.

This passage is overshadowed by others in the play (i.e. “It is the East and Juliet is the Sun”). Nonetheless, it’s a wonderful sentiment…more people have died from money than poison.

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