William Shakespeare quote about youth from The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.
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Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.
 William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Topic youth family experience travel
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1589 and 1593 Valentine line
Weblink http://shakespeare.mit.edu/two_gentlemen/full.html

Context

“Two Gentlemen of Verona: Entire Play Two Gentlemen of Verona Shakespeare homepage | Two Gentlemen of Verona | Entire play ACT I
SCENE I. Verona. An open place.
Enter VALENTINE and PROTEUS VALENTINE Cease to persuade, my loving Proteus: Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits. Were't not affection chains thy tender days To the sweet glances of thy honour'd love, I rather would entreat thy company To see the wonders of the world abroad, Than, living dully sluggardized at home,” source

Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master In this opening scene of the play, Valentine advocates for the adage “travel broadens the mind”. While he understands that his best friend Proteus is retained by the girl he loves, Valentine wants to discover the wonders of the world to expand his experience and knowledge.
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