Quotation by Shakespeare

Virtue? a fig! 'tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Iago, in Othello, act 1, sc. 3, l. 319-21.

"A fig!" Implies the scornful gesture of thrusting the thumb between the fist and second fingers.
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