The famous and oh-so-quotable line said by Hamlet to Horatio in Act I, Scene V when Horatio whines about the ghost.
viterbiSearcher, couldn't have said it better myself. Examples of this meaning: The day of the white squirrel, What made you become a geek.

The meaning of this quote (as opposed to the context, which is given above) is that often when things seem wrong, confusing or unjust that there is more to a system than meets the eye, levels of truth, meaning and complexity not visible to the casual observer. In the specific case, Horatio who was part of the unfolding plot was unable to see the rationale for the ghosts behavior, which was part of the larger plot.

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