Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Shakespeare
Boy, however we do praise ourselves,
Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm,
More longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn,
Than women's are.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Orsino, in Twelfth Night, act 2, sc. 4, l. 32-5.
Speaking to Cesario (Viola in disguise) of men's loves ("fancies") as soon exhausted ("worn").
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright © 2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.