William Shakespeare quote about politics from Coriolanus - What is the city but the people?
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What is the city but the people?
 William Shakespeare, Coriolanus (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Coriolanus
Topic politics people city
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1605 and 1609
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1535/pg1535-images.html

Context

“Marcius would have all from you; Marcius, Whom late you have nam'd for consul. MENENIUS. Fie, fie, fie! This is the way to kindle, not to quench. FIRST SENATOR. To unbuild the city, and to lay all flat. SICINIUS. What is the city but the people? citizens. True, The people are the city. BRUTUS. By the consent of all, we were establish'd The people's magistrates. citizens. You so remain. MENENIUS. And so are like to do.” source

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