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Quotation by Shakespeare
Most smiling, smooth, detested parasites,
Courteous destroyers, affable wolves, meek bears,
You fools of fortune, trencher-friends, time's flies.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Timon, in Timon of Athens, act 3, sc. 6, l. 94-6.
Cursing his former friends; "fools of fortune" = playthings at the mercy of fortune; "flies" come in summer and disappear in winter.
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