Every true man’s apparel fits your thief.
 William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Measure for Measure
Topic duplicity theft
Date 1623
Language English
Note Written between 1603 and 1604
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“Painting, sir, I have heard say, is a mystery; and your whores, sir, being members of my occupation, using painting, do prove my occupation a mystery: but 35 what mystery there should be in hanging, if I should be hanged, I cannot imagine.
Abhor. Sir, it is a mystery.
Pom. Proof?
Abhor. Every true man's apparel fits your thief: if it 40 be too little for your thief, your true man thinks it big enough; if it be too big for your thief, your thief thinks it little enough: so every true man's apparel fits your thief.
356 Re-enter Provost.
Prov. Are you agreed?
Pom. Sir, I will serve him; for I do find your hangman 45 is a more penitent trade than your bawd; he doth oftener ask forgiveness.
Prov.” source

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