Folly anatomized

A marvelous line from As You Like It demonstrating the power of the fool to see and expose the folly of the allegedly wise with even just a passing glance. 

The wiseman’s folly is anatomiz’d  / Even by the squand’ring glances of the fool. 

Source: Shakespeare, As You Like It,  2.7.56-57

Image credit: A Touch of Humor Study (c. 1900), John Watkins (1840-1940), watercolour on board

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