To Thine Own Self Be True Serenity
Shakespeare has used this phrase in Act-I, Scene-III, lines 78-82 of his play, Hamlet.
Polonius has spoke these words as a token of advice to his son, Laertes, at the time of his departure to Paris. He says:
“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!”
We carry this slogan into recovery for an affirmation to all because deception of self is often rooted in deception of others.