Quotation by Shakespeare

Perseverance, dear my lord,
Keeps honor bright; to have done is to hang
Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail,
In monumental mockery.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Ulysses, in Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 3, l. 150-3.

"Rusty mail" = rusty suit of armor; addressing Achilles, who has refused to fight for the Greeks.
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