Quotation by Elizabeth I

There is small disproportion betwixt a fool who useth not wit because he hath it not and him that useth it not when it should avail him.
Elizabeth I (1533–1603), Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 11, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923).

Said c. 1587 to Baron Buckhurst (born Thomas Sackville, first Earl of Dorset), on a diplomatic mission to the Netherlands, where he displeased her.
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