Celebration Quotation – February 10, 2016

Today’s quote – from Henry IV Part I, is a line by one of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters:

"The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life." Henry IV Part I, Act V, Scene 4

The image – an 1831 drawing of British actor William Dowton (1764-1851) as Falstaff is by artist Thomas Charles Wageman.

Dowton was a celebrated character actor who toured both England and America.  Falstaff was one of his favorite – and most celebrated – roles.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection