Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago

what are a few morals or principles brought up in Hamlet?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This above all: to thine ownself be true,

    And it must follow, as the night the day,

    Thou canst not then be false to any man.

    Sure, he that made us with such large discourse,

    Looking before and after, gave us not

    That capability and god-like reason

    To fust in us unused.

    Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice

    And could of men distinguish, her election

    Hath seal'd thee for herself; for thou hast been

    As one, in suffering all, that suffers nothing,

    A man that fortune's buffets and rewards

    Hast ta'en with equal thanks: and blest are those

    Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled,

    That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger

    To sound what stop she please. Give me that man

    That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him

    In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart,

    As I do thee.-

    And what's in prayer but this two-fold force,

    To be forestalled ere we come to fall,

    Or pardon'd being down? Then I'll look up;

    My fault is past. But, O, what form of prayer

    Can serve my turn? 'Forgive me my foul murder'?

    That cannot be; since I am still possess'd

    Of those effects for which I did the murder,

    My crown, mine own ambition and my queen.

    May one be pardon'd and retain the offence?

    Assume a virtue, if you have it not.

    That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat,

    Of habits devil, is angel yet in this,

    That to the use of actions fair and good

    He likewise gives a frock or livery,

    That aptly is put on. Refrain to-night,

    And that shall lend a kind of easiness

    To the next abstinence: the next more easy;

    For use almost can change the stamp of nature,

    And either [ ] the devil, or throw him out

    With wondrous potency.

    brevity is the soul of wit

    .....there's a special

    providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,

    'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be

    now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the

    readiness is all: since no man has aught of what he

    leaves, what is't to leave betimes?

    "TO BE OR NOT TO BE"......"so like the king THAT was and IS THE QUESTION of these wars."

    - Ray Eston Smith Jr

  • 1 decade ago

    trust, love, suicide

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