William Shakespeare quote about beauty from Othello - She never yet was foolish that was fair; For even her folly help'd her to an heir.
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She never yet was foolish that was fair; For even her folly help'd her to an heir.
 William Shakespeare, Othello (1623). copy citation

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

Context

“If she be black, and thereto have a wit, She'll find a white that shall her blackness fit.
DESDEMONA. Worse and worse.
EMILIA. How if fair and foolish?
IAGO. She never yet was foolish that was fair, For even her folly help'd her to an heir.
DESDEMONA. These are old fond paradoxes to make fools laugh i' the alehouse. What miserable praise hast thou for her that's foul and foolish?
IAGO. There's none so foul and foolish thereunto, But does foul pranks which fair and wise ones do.” source

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