Frailty, thy name is woman!
 William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Hamlet
Topic women weakness misogyny
Date 1623
Language English
Note Written between 1599 and 1602


“That he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth!
Must I remember? Why, she would hang on him
As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on; and yet, within a month— Let me not think on't—Frailty, thy name is woman! A little month, or ere those shoes were old With which she followed my poor father's body Like Niobe, all tears.—Why she, even she— O God! A beast that wants discourse of reason
Would have mourn'd longer,—married with mine uncle,” source

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