men in rage strike those that wish them best
 William Shakespeare, Othello (1623). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Othello
Topic anger rage benevolence
Date 1623
Language English
Note Written between 1601 and 1604


“At blow and thrust, even as again they were When you yourself did part them. More of this matter cannot I report. But men are men; the best sometimes forget; Though Cassio did some little wrong to him, As men in rage strike those that wish them best, Yet surely Cassio, I believe, receiv'd From him that fled some strange indignity, Which patience could not pass.
OTHELLO. I know, Iago, Thy honesty and love doth mince this matter, Making it light to Cassio.” source

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