"O these deliberate ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

O, these deliberate fools, when they do choose, They have the wisdom by their wit to lose.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Portia, in The Merchant of Venice, act 2, sc. 9, l. 80-1. "Deliberate" means calculating; referring to the Prince of Aragon's mistaken choice of the silver casket.

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