William Shakespeare quote about love from A Midsummer Night's Dream - Things base and vile, holding no quantity, love can transpose to form and dignity.
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Things base and vile, holding no quantity, love can transpose to form and dignity.
 William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (1601). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source A Midsummer Night's Dream
Topic love dignity bad
Date 1601
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1590 and 1597
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1514/1514-h/1514-h.htm

Context

“Through Athens I am thought as fair as she. But what of that? Demetrius thinks not so;
He will not know what all but he do know. And as he errs, doting on Hermia's eyes, So I, admiring of his qualities. Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind. Nor hath love's mind of any judgment taste. Wings, and no eyes, figure unheedy haste. And therefore is love said to be a child,” source

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