Tuesday, November 11, 2014
O, these deliberate fools, when they do choose,
They have the wisdom by their wit to lose.
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.