William Shakespeare quote about stupidity from Twelfth Night - Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
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Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
 William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Twelfth Night
Topic stupidity cleverness
Date 1623
Language English
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Note Written between 1601 and 1602
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1526/pg1526-images.html

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“Clown. Wit, and't be thy will, put me into good fooling! Those wits that think they have thee do very oft prove fools; and I, that am sure I lack thee, may pass for a wise man. For what says Quinapalus? Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.—God bless thee, lady!
OLIVIA. Take the fool away. Clown. Do you not hear, fellows? Take away the lady.
OLIVIA. Go to, you're a dry fool; I'll no more of you: besides, you grow dishonest.
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