William Shakespeare quote about men from Othello - Men should be what they seem.
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Men should be what they seem.
 William Shakespeare, Othello (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Othello
Topic men sincerity ethics
Date 1623
Language English
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Note Written between 1601 and 1604
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1531/1531-h/1531-h.htm

Context

“That passion cannot rule.
IAGO. For Michael Cassio, I dare be sworn I think that he is honest.
OTHELLO. I think so too.
IAGO. Men should be what they seem; Or those that be not, would they might seem none!
OTHELLO. Certain, men should be what they seem.
IAGO. Why then, I think Cassio's an honest man.
OTHELLO. Nay, yet there's more in this:” source

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