Quotation by Shakespeare

I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano,
A stage, where every man must play a part,
And mine a sad one.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Antonio, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 1, l. 77-9.

Citing the proverb, "The world's a stage, and every man plays his part."
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