"O reason not ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

O, reason not the need! our basest beggars Are in the poorest thing superfluous. Allow not nature more than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Lear, in King Lear, act 2, sc. 4, l. 264-7. On being told by Regan that he needs no servants of his own.