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As You Like It

As You Like It

  

by William Shakespeare

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As You Like It Philosophical Viewpoints Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line). Line numbers correspond to The Norton Shakespeare, second edition, published in 2008.

Quote #10

ROSALIND [as Ganymede]
They say you are a melancholy
fellow.
JAQUES
I am so. I do love it better than laughing.
ROSALIND [as Ganymede]
Those that are in extremity
of either are abominable fellows and betray
themselves to every modern censure worse than
drunkards. (4.1.3-9)

Rosalind's comment is illuminating about her own choices. It makes sense that she believes in temperance, or the middle road, as she is so deft at balancing completely opposite temperaments.

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