William Shakespeare quote about man from A Midsummer Night's Dream - Lord, what fools these mortals be!
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Lord, what fools these mortals be!
 William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (1601). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source A Midsummer Night's Dream
Topic man folly
Date 1601
Language English
Reference A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act III, Scene 2
Note Written between 1590 and 1597 Puck line
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1514/1514-h/1514-h.htm

Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master The sprite Puck has been asked to use a magic potion to make Demetrius fall in love with Helena. But Puck has it wrong and gives the potion to Lysander. This mistake creates a misunderstanding between the young couples, leading Puck to laugh at the love affairs of humans and mock their great stupidity.
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