William Shakespeare quote about foolishness from King Lear - When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools
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When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools
 William Shakespeare, King Lear (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source King Lear
Topic foolishness crying birth
Date 1623
Language English
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Note Written between 1603 and 1606
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Thou know'st, the first time that we smell the air We wawl and cry. I will preach to thee. Mark.
Glou. Alack, alack the day!
Lear. When we are born, we cry that we are come
To this great stage of fools. This' a good block.
It were a delicate stratagem to shoe A troop of horse with felt. I'll put't in proof,
And when I have stol'n upon these sons-in-law, Then kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill!” source

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