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Quotation by Shakespeare
Doubting things go ill often hurts more
Than to be sure they do; for certainties
Either are past remedies, or, timely knowing,
The remedy then born.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Imogen, in Cymbeline, act 1, sc. 6, l. 95-8.
To Jachimo, who has hinted that all is not well with her; "Doubting" means suspecting; "timely knowing" means knowing in time.
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