AuthorSourceTopicDateLanguageReferenceNoteWeblink
wilhelm Shakespeare
together You favor It
wisdom foolishness modesty narcissism stupidity ego humility vanity
1623
English
as You like It, action V, step 1
Written in between 1598 and also 1599 Touchstone line
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/asyoulikeit/asyoulikeit.5.1.html



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ptcouncil.net MasterAs William comes to see Audrey because he really hopes to marry her, Touchstone, with whom Audrey is in love, inquiries him about his age, money and also qualities. He then asks him if he thinks he is wise, to which william answers in the affirmative. Touchstone then reminds wilhelm of this proverb, which says that just an idiot can believe that he is wise.

“The an ext pity the fools may not speak wisely what wise males do foolishly.”William Shakespeare, together You favor It

“The dullness of the silly is the whetstone that the wits.”William Shakespeare, as You prefer It
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“EDUCATION, n. That which discloses come the wise and also disguises native the foolish their lack of understanding.”Ambrose Bierce, The Devil"s Dictionary
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“The first thing you discover in life is you"re a fool. The last point you learn in life is you"re the very same fool.”Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
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“as happens in wall surface Street all also often, what the wise carry out in the beginning, fools carry out in the end.”Warren Buffett, The Essays that Warren Buffett
“why am i so stupid the if others room stupid—and I know they are—yet ns won"t it is in wiser?”Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and also Punishment
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of tiny minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.”Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
“Our real explorations come indigenous chaos . . . Native going come the location that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.”Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“It"s the basic things in life that room the many extraordinary; only wise guys are maybe to understand them.”Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


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X"The fool doth think the is wise, yet the wise man knows self to it is in a fool." william Shakespeare, together You prefer It (1623).Click on the text to copy it come clipboard