Quotation by Shakespeare

To beguile the time,
Look like the time, bear welcome in your eye,
Your hand, your tongue; look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under't.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Lady Macbeth, in Macbeth, act 1, sc. 5, l. 63-6.

"To beguile the time, Look like the time" means to deceive people, behave as they do ("time" means society at large); the idea of the snake in the grass is proverbial.
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