Quotation by Shakespeare

Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 3, sc. 1, l. 123-4 (1604).

Speaking to Ophelia. Hamlet's reasoned thus: "I could accuse me of such things that it were better my mother had not borne me.... What should such fellows as I do crawling between heaven and earth? We are arrant knaves, all."
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