William Shakespeare quote about youth from Love's Labour's Lost - The blood of youth burns not with such excess as gravity's revolt to wantonness.
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The blood of youth burns not with such excess as gravity's revolt to wantonness.
 William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost (1598). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Love's Labour's Lost
Topic youth brutality revolt
Date 1598
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1595 and 1596
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1109/pg1109-images.html

Context

“PRINCESS OF FRANCE. None are so surely caught, when they are
catch'd, As wit turn'd fool; folly, in wisdom hatch'd, Hath wisdom's warrant and the help of school, And wit's own grace to grace a learned fool. ROSALINE. The blood of youth burns not with such excess
As gravity's revolt to wantonness. Maria. Folly in fools bears not so strong a note
As fool'ry in the wise when wit doth dote, Since all the power thereof it doth apply To prove, by wit, worth in simplicity.” source

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