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TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE

உனக்கு நீயே உண்மையாய் இரு 

 

THERE – MY BLESSING WITH THEE (YOU)

AND THESE FEW PRECEPTS IN THY MEMORY

LOOK THOU CHARACTER. GIVE THY THOUGHTS NO TONGUE,

NOR ANY UNPRPOTIONED THOUGHT HIS ACT.

BE THOU FAMILIAR, BUT BY NO MEANS VULGAR.

THOSE FRIENDS THOU HAST, AND THEIR ADOPTION TRIED,

GRAPPLE THEM TO THY SOUL WITH HOOPS OF STEEL

OF EACH NEW-HATCH’D, UNFLEDGE’D COURAGE.

BEWARE: OF ENTRANCE TO A QUARREL; BUT, BEING IN

BEAR’T THAT THE OPPOSED MAY BEWARE OF THEE.

GIVE EVERY MAN THY EAR BUT FEW THY VOICE.

TAKE EACH MAN’S CENSURE BUT RESERVE THY JUDGMENT.

COSTLY THY HABIT AS THY PURSE CAN BUY,

BUT NOT EXPRESS’D IN FANCY; RICH, NOT GAUDY;

FOR THE APPAREL OFT PROCLAIMS THE MAN

AND THEY IN FRANCE OF THE BEST RANK AND STATION

ARE OF A MOST SELECT AND GENEROUS CHOICE IN THAT

NEITHER A BORROWER NOR A LENDER BE

FOR LOAN OFT LOSES BOTH ITSELF AND FRIEND,

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.

FAREWELL: MY BLESSING SEASON THIS IN THEE!

ADOPTED FROM SHAKES PERAE’S HAMLET

 


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