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Quotation by Shakespeare
Sir Toby Belch. Does not our life consist of the four elements? Sir Andrew Aguecheek. Faith, so they say, but I think it rather consists of eating and drinking. Sir Toby Belch. Thou'rt a scholar; therefore let us eat and drink.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, in Twelfth Night, act 2, sc. 3, l. 9-14.
All matter was thought to be composed of the four elements. Earth, water, air, and fire.
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