Julius Caesar Quotes: Meanings

“Beware the Ides of March.” Be cautious of March 15th.
“Men at sometime are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in out stars but in ourselves that we are underlings.” Man controls his own destiny-don’t blame it on the stars. We are the only ones holding ourselves back.
“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 to much. Such men are dangerous.” Let me be around people who are fat and satisfied. Cassius looks lean/hungry/ambitious. Such men are dangerous.
“His countenance, like richest alchemy, will change to virtue and to worthiness.” Brutus’ appearance in the conspiracy will change the people’s mind to think it is golden.
“When beggars die there are no comets seen. The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.” When ordinary people die the heavens don’t send any signs, but when monarchs die they send comets.
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once.” If you are a coward you die many times, but if you’re brave you die only once.
“But I am constant as the Northern Star, of whose true-fixed and resting quality there is no fellow in the firmament.” I am like the North Star and never change my mind.
“Et tu, Brute-Then fall, Caesar.” And you too, Brutus? Then I will die.
“Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war” Watch out here comes a war.
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” Everyone listen to me and I will tell you about Caesar.
“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.” There comes a time in life when it is the right time to act, if you don’t act your life will be full of miseries.
“O Julius Caesar, thou art mighty yet! Thy spirit walks abroad and turns our swords in our own proper entrails.” O Caesar even though you are dead you still have the power to make people kill themselves.
“This was the noblest Roman of them all.” Brutus was the noblest of all the Romans.

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