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Quotation by Shakespeare
Our indiscretion sometime serves us well
When our deep plots do pall, and that should learn us
There's a divinity that shapes our ends,
Rough-hew them how we will.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 5, sc. 2, l. 8-11.
Acting rashly has saved his life, by revealing Claudius's plot to have Hamlet executed in England; "learn" means teach.
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