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Please explain the meaning of above quotation in simple words.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
To thine (subject) own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou (subject) canst (can) not then be false to any man.
What does to thine mean? I think thine is being used as subject.
What does it must follow, as the night the day mean?
it must follow, as the night the day: then it logically follows, as the night follows the day, that ....
You must be true to (honest with) yourself. I guess that makes "thine own self" (yourself) the indirect object of your "trueness" (honesty).
"To thine own self" means simply "to yourself." Don't try to break out "To thine" from the rest.
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