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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1675
AUTHOR: William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION: 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.
ATTRIBUTION: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, act I, scene iii, lines 78–80. Polonius is speaking to Laertes.