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Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind.
 William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's Dream (1601). copy citation

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1601
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English
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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I, Scene 1
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Written between 1590 and 1597 Helena line
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Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master Helena complains that Demetrius rejects her love and is obsessed with Hermia, even though many think she is as beautiful as her rival. She notes that Cupid, the god of love, is always represented as blind, because love does not depend on what the eyes see but on what the mind imagines.
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