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Quotes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

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Perhaps Shakespeare’s most underrated work, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, offers more than its fair share of enduring lines:

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.

Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus

But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.

When beggars die, there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.

But I am constant as the northern star,

Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar!

Cry, ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of war.

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!

This was the most unkindest cut of all

There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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