Julius Caesar Quotes

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William Shakespeare
“Et tu, Brute?”
William Shakespeare , Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare
“Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus; and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs, and peep about
To find ourselves dishonourable graves.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

M.L. Rio
“What is more important, that Caesar is assassinated or that he is assassinated by his intimate friends? … That,’ Frederick said, 'is where the tragedy is.”
M.L. Rio, If We Were Villains

Patrick Henry
Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell; and George the Third — ['Treason!' cried the Speaker] — may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.”
Patrick Henry

Nicholas Sparks
“As they spoke, the only thing I could think about was that scene from Julius Caesar where Brutus stabs him in the back. Et tu, Eric?”
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

William Shakespeare
“O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, / That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare
“For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel:
Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him!
This was the most unkindest cut of all”
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
“Et tu, Brute? --Then fall, Caesar!”
WILLAM SHAKESPEARE

William Shakespeare
“Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus, and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs and peep about
To find ourselves dishonorable graves.
Men at some time are masters of their fates.
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

James Hopwood Jeans
“If we assume that the last breath of, say, Julius Caesar has by now become thoroughly scattered through the atmosphere, then the chances are that each of us inhales one molecule of it with every breath we take.”
James Jeans, An Introduction To The Kinetic Theory Of Gases

“How DARE you and the rest of your barbarians set fire to my library? Play conqueror all you want, Mighty Caesar! Rape, murder, pillage thousands, even millions of human beings! But neither you nor any other barbarian has the right to destroy one human thought!”
sidney buchman

Margaret George
“You must bear losses like a soldier, the voice told me, bravely and without complaint, and just when the day seems lost, grab your shield for another stand, another thrust forward. That is the juncture that separates heroes from the merely strong.”
Margaret George, The Memoirs of Cleopatra

William Shakespeare
“Caesar, Now be still, I killed not thee with half so good a will"?”
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
“Hot from hell. Caesar's spirit raging in revenge. Cry,havoc! And let slip the dogs of war.”
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
“The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare
“Think you I am no stronger than my own sex being so father'd and husbanded?”
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
“Alas, my lord, your wisdom is consumed in confidence.”
William Shakespeare

Duane W. Roller
“She did not approach Caesar wrapped in a carpet, she was not a seductress, she did not use her charm to persuade the men in her life to lose their judgement, and she did not die by the bite of an asp…Yet other important elements of her career have been bypassed in the post-antique recension: she was a Skilled naval commander, a published medical authority, and an expert royal administrator who was met with adulation throughout the eastern Mediterranean, perhaps seen by some as a messianic figure, the hope for a future Eastern Mediterranean free of Roman domination.”
Duane W. Roller, Cleopatra: A Biography

William Shakespeare
“Must I observe you? Must I stand
& crouch
Under your testy humour?
By the gods,
You shall digest the venom of
your spleen,
Though it do split you, for, from this
day forth, I'll use you for my mirth, yea,
for my laughter, when you are waspish.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Karen Essex
“Are you ready to be rejoined for all time with your fellow gods?
Oh yes, she explained, For not only was he a god, but so were all mortals gods in disguise, divorced from their divine lineage, their true identities, shrouded from their earthly selves. That is what she now revealed to him; He had been one of the rare humans who had not forgotten the connection with his divine self, and had lived like a god his mortal life.”
Karen Essex, Pharaoh

“Julius Caesar is an ambivalent study of civil conflict. As in Richard II, the play is structured around two protagonists rather than one. Cesar and Brutus are more alike one another than either would care to admit. This antithetical balance reflects a dual tradition: the medieval view of Dante and Chaucer condemning Brutus and Cassius as conspirators, and the Renaissance view of Sir Philip Sidney and Ben Johnson condemning Caesar as tyrant. Those opposing views still live on in various 20th-century productions which seek to enlist them play on the side of conservatism or liberalism.”
David Bevington, The Complete Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
“Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once.”
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
“Peace, ho!”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

C.S. Lewis
“The educated man, habitually, almost without noticing it, sees the present as something that grows out of a long perspective of centuries. In my the minds of my RAF hearers this perspective simply did not exist. It seemed to me that they did not really believe that we have any reliable knowledge of historic man. But this was often curiously combined with a conviction that we knew a great deal about Prehistoric Man: doubtless because Prehistoric Man is labelled "Science" (which is reliable) whereas Napoleon or Julius Caesar is labelled as "History" (which is not.”
C.S. Lewis

Stacy Schiff
“Apollodorus came, Caesar saw, Cleopatra conquered.”
Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra: A Life

Shahid Hussain Raja
“Carefully measure the depth of water when crossing your Rubicon in life. The river was shallow when Julius Caesar crossed 2000 years ago.”
Shahid Hussain Raja, Public Policy Formulation and Analysis

Anurag Shourie
“Marcus Brutus was the original tragic hero of the play ‘Julius Caesar’, Aditya concluded. Perhaps, Shakespeare should have named his play ‘Marcus Brutus’. But then again, it all must have boiled down to saleability and marketing; Julius Caesar being the more famous and thus bankable name. Ironical it was, Aditya smiled. The same Shakespeare had once said-‘What’s in a name...”
Anurag Shourie, Half A Shadow

Karen Essex
“Once you've spent a winter buried in the Alpine snow foraging for food, it's hard to complain over heat.”
Karen Essex, Pharaoh

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“The benefit of writing is that: No man can doubt the existence of Julius, but many are still in doubt whether Jesus existed or not. Mind over emotions.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo

Alexandra Richie
“It is not known what the Germanic tribes thought of the Romans who edged up to the river Elbe around the time of the birth of Christ, but for their part the Romans viewed these frightening tribesmen with a mixture of awe and contempt. Julius Caesar had incorporated the river Rhine into the empire by 31 BC but had refused to allow expansion further east; not only did he believe that the dark forests were home to fearful beasts and magical creatures like unicorns, but he and other Romans considered the Germans to be too barbaric to be absorbed into the empire. General Velleius was typical when he dismissed them as ‘wild creatures’ incapable of learning arts or laws, or said that they resembled human beings only in that they could speak.”
Alexandra Richie, Faust's Metropolis: A History of Berlin

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