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By and by thy bosom shall partake the secrets of my heart. All my engagements I will construe to thee, all the charactery of my sad brows.-Por. II., 1.

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.-CÆs. II., 2.

Do not presume too much upon my love, I may do that I shall be sorry for.—Cas. IV., 3.

Et tu, Brute ?—Cæs. III., 1.

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears ; I come to bury Cæsar, not to praise him. The evil that men do, lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones; so let it be with Cæsar.-ANT. III.. 2.

Good reasons must, of force, give place to better.BRU. IV., 3.

Good words are better than bad strokes.-BRU.

V., 1.

Η 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.-Cas. I., 2.

He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.CÆs. I., 2.

He sits high, in all the people's hearts: and that which would appear offence in us, his countenance, like richest alchymy, will change to virtue, and to worthiness.-CASCA, I., 3.

I had as lief not be, as live to be in awe of such a thing as I myself.—Cas, I., 2.

It is the bright day, that brings forth the adder; and that craves wary walking. -BRU. II., 1.

I have o'ershot myself, to tell you of it.—ANT. III., 2.

I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon, than such a Roman.-BRU. IV., 3.

I'll know his humour, when he knows his time.BRU. IV., 3.


Men at some time are masters of their fates.-Cas. Mischief; thou art afoot, take thou what course thou wilt !-ANT. III., 2.

Mistrust of good success hath done this deed. O hateful error, melancholy's child! why dost thou shew to the apt thoughts of men the things that are not?MES. V., 1.

O constancy, be strong upon my side! Set a hugh mountain 'tween my heart and tongue! I have a man's mind, but a woman's might. How hard it is for women to keep counsel !—POR. II., 4.

Of your philosophy you make no use, if you give place to accidental evils.-Cas. IV., 3.

O, that a man might know the end of this day's business, ere it come! but it sufficeth, that the day will end, and then the end is known.-BRU. V., 1.

Passion, I see is catching; for mine eyes, seeing those beads of sorrow stand in thine, began to water. – ANT. III., 1.


Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause; and be silent, that you may hear: believe me for mine honour; and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom ; and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. -Bru. III., 2.

The eye sees not itself, but by reflection, by some other things.—BRU. I., 2.

'Tis meet that noble minds keep ever with their likes: for who so firm, that cannot be seduc'd ?—Cas. I., 2.

The abuse of greatness is, when it disjoins remorse from power.-BRU. II., 1.

'Tis a common proof, that lowliness is young ambition's ladder, whereto the climber-upward turns his face: but when he once attains the utmost round, he then unto the ladder turns his back, looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees by which he did ascend.BRU. II., 1.

The skies are painted with unnumber'd sparks, they are all fire, and every one doth shine; but there's but one in all doth hold his place.-CÆs. III., 1.

Thou art the ruins of the noblest man, that ever lived in the tide of times.-Ant. III., 1.

This was the most unkindest cut of all.–Ant. III., 2.

There are no tricks in plain and simple faith: but hollow men, like horses hot at hand, make gallant show and promise of their mettle: but when they should endure the bloody spur, they fall their crests, and, like deceitful jades, sink in the trial.-BRU. IV., 2.

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. BRU. IV., 3.


When went there by an age, since the great flood, but is was fam'd with more than with one man ?-CAS. I., 2.

When love begins to sicken and decay, it useth an enforced ceremony.-Bru. IV., 2.

We must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.—BRU. IV., 3.

Your wisdom is consum'd in confidence.-CAL. II., 2.

You are yoked with a lamb, that carries anger, as the flint bears fire ; who, much enforced, shows a hasty spark, and straight is cold again.-BRU. IV., 3.

Taming of the Shrew

Am I your bird? I mean to shift my bush, and then pursue me as you draw your bow.-BIAN. Act V., Scene 2.

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