Men should be what they seem.
 William Shakespeare, Othello (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Othello
Topic men sincerity ethics
Date 1623
Language English
Note Written between 1601 and 1604


“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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