A Quote by William Shakespeare on excess, gold, and heaven

Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, To guard a title that was rich before, To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King John, Act 4, scene 2.

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