Julius Caesar quotes Flashcard Example #45130

“Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war.”
Antony – Thinking of revenge contemplating Caesar’s corpse
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings.”
Cassius – Trying to convince Brutus to kill Caesar
“Beware the ides of March.”
Soothsayer
“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.”
Brutus, talking about fighting at Phillipi
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valliant never taste of death but once.”
Caesar – dismissing Calpurnia’s fears
“Speak hands for me!”
Casca – said this as he stabbed Caesar
“When beggars die, there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.”
Calpurnia – begging Caesar not to go out on the ides of March
“Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleek-headed-men, and such as sleep o’nights; Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; he thinks too much; such men are dangerous.”
Caesar – speaking to Marc Anthony
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”
Anthony’s eulogy of Caesar
“Not that I lov’d Caesar less, but that I lov’d Rome more.”
Brutus – trying to explain to the angry men why he assassinated Caesar
“Mischief, thou art afoot, Take thou what course thou wilt.”
Marc Antony
“Thou art the ruins of the noblest man, That ever lived in the tide of times. Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood!”
Marc Antony
“Et tu, Brute? Then fall Caesar!”
Julius Caesar
I shall remember, When Caesar says, “Do this”, it is performed.”
Antony
“O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason! Bear with me, My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me.”
Antony
“But when I tell him he hates flatterers, He says he does, being then most flattered.”
Decius
“This was the most unkindest cut of all; For when the noble Caesar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitors’ arms, Quite vanquished him.”
Antony
“I know where I will wear this dagger then; Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius.”
Cassius
“…I do fear the people choose Caesar for their King.”
Brutus
“The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.”
Antony
“Even for that our love old, I prithee Hold thou my sword-hilts whilst I run on it.”
Brutus
“He was my friend, faithful and just to me. But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honorable man.”
Antony
“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.”
Cassius
“Let’s carve him as a dish fit for the gods, Not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds.”
Brutus speaking of Caesar
And therefore think him as a serpent’s egg, Which, hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous, And kill him in the shell.”
Brutus
“I shall remember. When Caesar says “Do this,” it is performed.”
Antonius
“I am not gamesome. I do lack some part Of that quick spirit that is in Antony. Let me not hinder, Cassius, your desires. I’ll leave you.”
Brutus
“Cassius, Be not deceived. If I have veiled my look, I turn the trouble of my countenance Merely upon myself.”
Brutus

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