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Julius Caesar Quote Identification
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"These growing fleathers plucked from Caesar's wing wil make him fly an ordinary pitch"
"Forget not, in your speed, Antonius, to touch Calphurnia; for our elders say, the barren, touched in this holy chase, shake off their sterile curse."
"Beware the ides of March."
Cassius, about Caesar
"Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus..."
"I love the name of honor more than I fear death."
"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."
Caesar, about Cassius
"Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much: such men are dangerous."
"...but for mine own part, it was Greek to me."
Casca, about Brutus
"O, he sits high in all the people's hearts; and that which would appear offense in us, his countenance, like richest alchemy, will change to virtue and worthiness."
Brutus, about Caesar
"Let's kill him boldly, but not wrathfully. Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods, not hew him as a carcass fit for the hounds."
"Cowards die many times before their death; the valiant never taste of death but once."
"Security gives way to conspiracy."
"...how weak a thing the heart of a woman is."
"Is there no voice more worthy than my own, to sound more sweetly in great Caesar's ear for the repealing of my banished brother?"
"I am constant as the Northern Star."
"Et tu, Brute. Then fall Caesar!"
"Why, he that cuts of twenty years of life cuts off so many years of fearing death."
"And let us bathe our hands in Caesar's blood up to our elbows, and besmear our swords."
"...that I may produce his body to the marketplace."
Brutus, about Antony
"To you our swords have leaden points."
"O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, that I am meek and gentle with these butchers."
"Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood."
"And Caesar's spirit...shall...cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war."
"Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more."
"Why I that did love Caesar when I struck him..."
"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him."
"Ambition should be made of sterner stuff."
"This was the most unkindest cut of all."
"Tis good you know not that you are heirs; for if you should, O what would come of it?"
"Peace ho! Hear Antony, most noble Antony."
4th Plebian, about Cinna the Poet
"Tear him for his bad verses! Tear him for his bad verses!"
Antony, about Lepidus
"This is a slight unmeritable man, meet to be sent on errands."
"I an itching palm?"
"I said an elder soldier, not a better."
"A friend should bear a friend's infirmaties...a friendly eye could never see such faults."
Brutus, about Portia
"Speak no more of her. Give me a bowl of wine."
"There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune...On such a sea we are now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures."
"...thou shalt see me at Philippi"
"Caesar, thou art revenged, even with the sword that killed thee."
"O Julius Caesar, thou art mighty yet!"
"Caesar, now be still; I killed not thee with half so good a will."
Antony, about Brutus
"This was the noblest Roman of them all."
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