William Shakespeare quote about men from Twelfth Night - I would have men of such constancy put to sea, that their business might be everything, and their intent everywhere; for that's it that always makes a good voyage of nothing.
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I would have men of such constancy put to sea, that their business might be everything, and their intent everywhere; for that's it that always makes a good voyage of nothing.
 William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Twelfth Night
Topic men success
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

Context

“Clown. No pains, sir; I take pleasure in singing, sir. DUKE. I'll pay thy pleasure, then. Clown. Truly, sir, and pleasure will be paid one time or another. DUKE. Give me now leave to leave thee. Clown. Now the melancholy god protect thee; and the tailor make thy doublet of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is a very opal!—I would have men of such constancy put to sea, that their business might be everything, and their intent everywhere; for that's it that always makes a good voyage of nothing.—Farewell.
[Exit CLOWN.]
DUKE. Let all the rest give place.— [Exeunt CURIO and Attendants.]
Once more, Cesario, Get thee to yond same sovereign cruelty: Tell her my love, more noble than the world,” source

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