William Shakespeare quote about wisdom from As You Like It - The more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.
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The more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.
 William Shakespeare, As You Like It (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source As You Like It
Topic wisdom foolishness
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1598 and 1599
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1523/1523-h/1523-h.htm

Context

“Pr'ythee, who is't that thou mean'st? TOUCHSTONE One that old Frederick, your father, loves. CELIA My father's love is enough to honour him enough: speak no more of him: you'll be whipp'd for taxation one of these days. TOUCHSTONE The more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly. CELIA By my troth, thou sayest true: for since the little wit that fools have was silenced, the little foolery that wise men have makes a great show. Here comes Monsieur Le Beau.
ROSALIND With his mouth full of news.” source

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