Killer Advice: “This above all: to thine own self be true”
Hamlet thinks that his girlfriend’s father is a “tedious old fool” — and he sort of is. He’s wrong a lot of the time, he can be a bit doddering, but then again, he’s the source of some pretty sound advice. In fact, Polonius’s laundry list of advice to Laertes before he heads off to France contains what is probably the most famous line Shakespeare ever wrote (see above). He is also the guy who says ”brevity is the soul of wit,” so we’ll stop here.