Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThat is, whether to be a martyr or a hero. Actually, I haven't discovered which is nobler in the human mind as opposed to that of God, but the Christian answer to Hamlet's query is: One ought to be daring when it comes to saving others from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, but forbearing when suffering them oneself.
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them.
10 March 2012
I have found the answer to the question posed by Shakespeare's Hamlet in Act III, Scene I, Verses 56-59: