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Quotation by Shakespeare
O wretched fool,
That lov'st to make thine honesty a vice!
O monstrous world! Take note, take note, O world,
To be direct and honest is not safe.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Iago, in Othello, act 3, sc. 3, l. 375-8.
The "wretched fool" is Iago himself, hypocritically protesting his honesty to Othello.
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