Julius Caesar Act 1 Quotes

Flavius “Hence! Home, you idle creatures get you home!Is this a holiday? What, know you not,Being mechanical, you ought not walkUpon a laboring day without the signOf your profession? Speak, what trade art thou?”
Flavius “These growing feathers plucked from Caesar’s wingWill make him fly an ordinary pitch,Who else would soar above the view of menAnd keep us all in servile fearfulness.”
Soothsayer “Beware the ides of March.”
Brutus “What means this shouting? I do fear, the peopleChoose Caesar for their king.”
Brutus “Set honor in one eye and death i’ th’ other,And I will look on both indifferently,For let the gods so speed me as I loveThe name of honor more than I fear death.”
Cassius “Ye gods, it doth amaze meA man of such a feeble temper shouldSo get the start of the majestic worldAnd bear the palm alone.”
Cassius “Men at some time are masters of their fates.The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our starsBut in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
Cassius “Oh, you and I have heard our fathers say,There was a Brutus once that would have brookedTh’ eternal devil to keep his state in RomeAs easily as a king.”
Caesar ” Let me have men about me that are fat,Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look.He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous.”
Cassius “Well, Brutus, thou art noble. Yet I seeThy honorable mettle may be wroughtFrom that it is disposed. Therefore it is meetThat noble minds keep ever with their likes,For who so firm that cannot be seduced?”
Cicero “But men may construe things after their fashion,Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.”
Cassius “I know where I will wear this dagger then.Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius.”
Cassius “And why should Caesar be a tyrant then?Poor man! I know he would not be a wolfBut that he sees the Romans are but sheep.He were no lion were not Romans hinds.”
Casca “Oh, 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 to worthiness.”
Murellus “You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things!O you hard hearts, you cruèl men of Rome!Knew you not Pompey?”
Cassius “…I, your glassWill modestly discover to yourselfThat of yourself which you yet know not of.”
Antony “When Caesar says, ‘do this,’ it is performed.”
Brutus “I am not gamesome. I do lack some part of that quick spirit that is in Antony.”
Casca “Nay, an I tell you that, I’ll ne’er look you i’ th’ face again. But those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads: but, for mine own part, it was Greek to me.”
Cassius “Caesar doth bear me hard, but he loves Brutus.”
Casca “Against the Capitol I met a lion.”
Casca “Men, all in fire, walk up and down the streets. And yesterday the bird of night did sit even at noon-day upon the market-place, hooting and shrieking. When these prodijies do so conjointly meet, let not men sat’ ” These are their reasons, they are natural.'”
Cassius “Have bared my bosom to the thunder-stone; and when the cross blue lightening seemed to open the breast of heaven, I did present myself even in the aim and very flash of it.”

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