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Quotation by Shakespeare
Thou wouldst be great;
Art not without ambition, but without
The illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly
That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false,
And yet wouldst wrongly win.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Lady Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 1, sc. 5, l. 18-20.
"Illness" means wickedness; describing the moral confusion in Macbeth as they think about murdering Duncan.
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