Quotation by Shakespeare

There is a law in each well-ordered nation
To curb those raging appetites that are
Most disobedient and refractory.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hector, in Troilus and Cressida, act 2, sc. 2, l. 180-2.

"Refractory" = wilful, stubborn.
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