"To thine own self be true"

Which author wrote the line, "To thine own self be true?"

  • A. William Shakespeare
  • B. Socrates
  • C. Franz Kafka
  • D. Jane Austen

63% of players knew the correct answer: A., William Shakespeare

"To thine own self be true" is a line from Hamlet, spoken by the character Polonius. As his last piece of advice to his son Laertes, he says, "This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man."


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Question of the Day: "To thine own self be true"
In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Polonius provides his son Laertes with lots of advice. In this Flashcast, Murray and Tamika dive into the meaning of Polonius' well-meaning statements, including the famous line, "To thine own self be true."

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