To be, or not to be: that is the Question:

Whether ’tis Nobler in the Mind to suffer

The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,

Or to take Arms against a Sea of Troubles,

And by opposing end them; to die to sleep

No more, and by a Sleep to say we end

The Hart-ache, and the thousand Natural Shocks

That Flesh is heir to; ’tis a Consummation

Devoutly to be wish’d to die to sleep,

To Sleep, perchance to dream; ay there’s the

Rub,

For in that Sleep of Death what Dreams may

Come…

—WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Hamlet, Act III, scene I.



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