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Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt.
 William ShakespeareMeasure for Measure (1623). copy citation

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1623
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English
Reference
Measure for Measure, Act I, Scene 4
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Written between 1603 and 1604 Lucio line
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Kwize Master While Angelo has sentenced Claudio to death, Lucio is trying to convince his sister Isabella to intercede with the judge to save his friend. He argues that our doubts and hesitations can make us fail simply by preventing us from trying something, and must therefore be seen as our enemies.
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