William Shakespeare quote about knowledge from Hamlet - we know what we are, but know not what we may be.
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we know what we are, but know not what we may be.
 William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Hamlet
Topic knowledge self-awareness potential
Date 1623
Language English
Reference The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act IV, Scene 5
Note Written between 1599 and 1602 Ophelia line
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1524/1524-h/1524-h.htm
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Kwize Master This sentence is spoken by Ophelia as she is disoriented by Hamlet's attitude and finds herself in a fragile state of mind. She states that if we can understand what we are in the present moment, it is not possible to anticipate the future and know what we will become.
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