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Is there a quote from the play to show that neither the Montagues nor Capulets offer a truce?

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I do not agree with the premise of this question.  I do agree that neither side actually says "let's have a truce."  However, it seems clear to me that, at the end of the play, the two families have decided to learn from their mistakes and to make peace.

One quote that I can offer to prove this would be the following quote from Act V, Scene 3.

CAPULET

O brother Montague, give me thy hand:
This is my daughter's jointure, for no more
Can I demand.

MONTAGUE But I can give thee more:
For I will raise her statue in pure gold;

To me, the part about "brother Montague" and "give me thy hand" really show that they are going to stop fighting.

I would also argue that the Prologue tells us that they are going to stop fighting when it says

...their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,

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