"Through tattered clothes ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Through tattered clothes great vices do appear; Robes and furred gowns hide all. Place sin with gold, And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks: Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Lear, in King Lear, act 4, sc. 6, l. 164-7.