'Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of.
But dead, thy kingdom cannot buy my breath.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
This making of Christians will raise the price of hogs.
I sometimes do believe, and sometimes do not, as those that fear they hope, and know they fear.
Laurence Olivier begins his 1948 film adaptation of Hamlet with a voice-over stating, This is the tragedy of a man who could not make up his mind. Such a reading of the play, even when more elegantly articulated, has almost become a cliché.