William Shakespeare quote about wisdom from Romeo and Juliet - Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.
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Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.
 William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (1597). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Romeo and Juliet
Topic wisdom slowness
Date 1597
Language English
Reference Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene 3
Note Written between 1591 and 1595 Friar Laurence line
Weblink http://shakespeare.mit.edu/romeo_juliet/romeo_juliet.2.3.html

Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master Friar Laurence has accepted to marry Romeo and Juliet in secret, thinking that this union could bring peace between their two families. Romeo then tells him that he must hurry, to which Friar Laurence replies that wisdom commands us not to act in haste, because it is by going too fast that we risk falling.
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