"........There never was proud man thought so absurdly well of himself as the lover of the person loved; and therefore it is well said that it is impossible to love and be wise." —Bacon's Essay of Love


" I do much wonder, that one man seeing how much another man is a fool when he dedicates his behaviours to love, will, after he has laughed at such shallow follies in others, become the object of his own scorn by falling in love...... She is exceeding everything except in loving Benedict." Much Ado About Nothing ii. 3

"My love to love is love, but to disgrace....
His love is wise in folly, foolish witty." Venus and Adonis, 1. 69 and 1. 138; and see Two Gentlemen of Verona II. i. 188; Troilus and Cressida iii.2.

              "You are wise,
Or else you love not; for to be wise and love
Exceeds man's might." Troilus and Cressida iii. 2 - Sir Francis Bacon's New Advancement of Learning