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Letter to the Editor   |    
Shakespeare and Successful Aging
ROBERT RUBEY, M.D.; LAWRENCE LABBATE, M.D.
Am J Psychiatry 2002;159:497-497. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.159.3.497

To the Editor: We noted that at the end of the excellent article on successful aging by George E. Vaillant, M.D., and Kenneth J. Mukamal, M.D. (1), there is a minor error that our shared respect for the "Bard of Avon" will not let us pass unnoticed. The authors refer to Hamlet’s great friend Horatio in paraphrasing a line that should be attributed to Cassius in addressing Brutus in Julius Caesar:

Men at some time are masters of their fates:

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,

But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

Julius Caesar, Act I, scene ii

Vaillant GE, Mukamal K: Successful aging. Am J Psychiatry  2001; 158:839-847
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Vaillant GE, Mukamal K: Successful aging. Am J Psychiatry  2001; 158:839-847
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