31+ Quotes From Julius Caesar To Help Your Shakespeare Studies

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'Julius Caesar' is one of the most well-known tragedies by William Shakespeare.

Written in 1599, the play was first published in 1623. The tragedy revolves around Caesar's assassination, a conspiracy by his friends and allies, and is followed by a battle to avenge Caesar's death.

Critics over the ages have argued over who is the actual protagonist of the play. Many say it is Julius Caesar since the play is after his name. However, some critics differ in their opinions and say it is Brutus since Caesar's assassination in Act 3 makes Brutus a more suitable protagonist. 'Julius Caesar' was one of the very first plays by Shakespeare that was performed in Globe theatre. Several movie adaptions and TV series have been made based on the play. One of the most critically acclaimed movies based on the play was 'Julius Caesar' (1953), directed by  Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The movie had received many awards. Another adaption that caught people's eyes was the TV series 'Julius Caesar' by BBC.

If you like this content on 'Julius Caesar' quotes from the play by Shakespeare, then you will definitely like our other articles on Shakespeare quotes about death and 'Twelfth Night' quotes.

Important Quotes From 'Julius Caesar'

Quotes from the play 'Julius Caesar' are evergreen.

Listed below are some famous 'Julius Caesar' quotes from the play that talk about power, death, and politics.

1. "Cowards die many times before their deaths;

The valiant never taste of death but once."

-Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 2.

2. "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him."

-Antony, Act 3, Scene 2.

3. "But, for mine own part, it was Greek to me."

-Casca, Act 1, Scene 2.

4. "Et tu, Brute?"

-Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1. This is an extremely famous line from the play.

5."I was born free as Caesar. So were you.

We both have fed as well, and we can both

Endure the winter’s cold as well as he."

-Cassius, Act 1, Scene 2.

6. "You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things,

O you hard hearts, you cruèl men of Rome,

Knew you not Pompey?"

-Murellus, Act 1, Scene 1.

7. "Would he were fatter! But I fear him not. Yet if my name were liable to fear, I do not know the man I should avoid So soon as that spare Cassius."

-Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2.

8. "Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,

And Brutus is an honourable man."

-Antony, Act 3, Scene 2.

9.  "She dreamt tonight she saw my statue,

Which, like a fountain with an hundred spouts,

Did run pure blood."

-Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 2.

10. "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, Act 1, Scene 2.

Brutus Quotes From 'Julius Caesar'

'Julius Caesar' quotes are extremely gripping and poignant.

Here are some famous quotes from Brutus in 'Julius Caesar' that showcase the political power uprising in Rome.

11. "There is a tide in the affairs of men."

-Brutus, Act 4, Scene 3.

12. "As he was valiant, I honor him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him."

-Brutus, Act 3, Scene 2.

13. "That every 'like' is not the same, O Caesar,

The heart of Brutus earns to think upon."

-Brutus, Act 2, Scene 2.

15. "A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March."

-Brutus, Act 1, Scene 1.

16.  "If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more."

-Brutus, Act 3, Scene 2.

17. "What a blunt fellow is this grown to be!

He was quick mettle when he went to school."

-Brutus, Act 1, Scene 2.

18. "Let’s carve him as a dish fit for the gods."

-Brutus, Act 2 Scene 1.

Famous 'Julius Caesar' Quotes

Some iconic quotes from one of the most famous plays by William Shakespeare, 'Julius Caesar' are shortlisted here for you. Read the famous 'Julius Caesar' quotes below.

19. "When beggars die there are no comets seen:

The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes."

-Calphurnia, Act 2, Scene 2.

20. "O Caesar, read mine first, for mine’s a suit

That touches Caesar nearer. Read it, great Caesar."

-Artemidorus, Act 3, Scene 1.

21. "A trade, sir, that I hope I may use with a safe conscience, which is, indeed, sir, a mender of bad soles."

-Cobbler, Act 1, Scene 1.

22. "He hath brought many captives home to Rome,

Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:

Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?"

-Antony, Act 3, Scene 2.

23. "Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look.

He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous."

-Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2.

24. "I dreamt tonight that I did feast with Caesar,

And things unlucky charge my fantasy.

I have no will to wander forth of doors,

Yet something leads me forth."

-Cinna the Poet, Act 3, Scene 3.

25. "But yesterday the word of Caesar might

Have stood against the world; now lies he there.

And none so poor to do him reverence."

-Antony, Act 3, Scene 2.

26. "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 love

The name of honor more than I fear death."

-Brutus, Act 1, Scene 2.

27. "Th' abuse of greatness is when it disjoins

Remorse from power.

And, to speak truth of Caesar,

I have not known when his affections swayed

More than his reason."

-Brutus, Act 2, Scene 1.

28. "Seeing that death, a necessary end,

Will come when it will come."

-Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 2.

29. "Beware the ides of March."

-Soothsayer, Act 1, Scene 1.

30. "Set a huge mountain ’tween my heart and tongue!

I have a man’s mind but a woman’s might."

-Portia, Act 2, Scene 4.

31. "But I am constant as the Northern Star,

Of whose true fixed and resting quality

There is no fellow in the firmament."

-Julius Ceasar, Act 3, Scene 1.

32. "Why, man, 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."

-Cassius, Act 1, Scene 2.

33.  "Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war."

-Antony, Act 3 Scene 1.

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