Gaius Julius Caesar was a populist Roman dictator, politician, and military general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Memorable Julius Caesar quotes will inspire you to conquer fear to gain success on life.
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Most Famous Julius Caesar Quotes
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never tastes death but once. Caesar, Act 2, Scene 2
Without training, they lacked knowledge. Without knowledge, they lacked confidence. Without confidence, they lacked victory. Julius Caesar
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Antony, Act 3, Scene 2
If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Julius Caesar
But, for my own part, it was Greek to me. I could tell you more news too: Marullus and Flavius, for pulling scarfs off Caesar’s images, are put to silence. Fare you well. There was more foolery yet, if I could remember it. Casca, Act 1, Scene 2
The greatest enemy will hide in the last place you would ever look. Julius Caesar
Et tu, Brute? Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1.
A coward dies a thousand deaths, the gallant never tastes death but once. Julius Caesar
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
In the end, it is impossible not to become what others believe you are. Julius Caesar
You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things O you hard hearts, you cruèl men of Rome, Knew you not Pompey? Marullus, Act 1, Scene 1
And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind is closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and do it gladly so. Julius Caesar
Would he be 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. Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2
As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men’s minds more seriously than what they see. Julius Caesar
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And sure he is an honorable man. Antony, Act 3, Scene 2
Men, in general, are quick to believe that which they wish to be true. Julius Caesar
Our hearts you see not; they are pitiful; And pity to the general wrong of Rome As fire drives out fire, so pity pity Hath done this deed on Caesar. Brutus, Act 3, Scene 1
If I fail it is only because I have too much pride and ambition. Julius Caesar
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.
The difference between a republic and an empire is the loyalty of one’s army Julius Caesar
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune Act 4, Scene 3.
All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures. Julius Caesar
As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him. Act 3, Scene 2
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience. Julius Caesar
That every like is not the same, O Caesar, The heart of Brutus yearns to think upon. Act 2, Scene 2.
He conquers twice, who shows mercy to the conquered. Julius Caesar
Set honor in one eye and death in the 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.
I love treason but hate a traitor. Julius Caesar
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. Act 3, Scene 2.
It’s only hubris if I fail. Julius Caesar
But, look you, Cassius, The angry spot doth glow on Caesar’s brow, And all the rest look like a chidden train: Act 1, Scene 2.
It is not these well fed long haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry looking. Julius Caesar
Good gentlemen, look fresh and merrily; Let not our looks put on our purposes, But bear it as our Roman actors do, With untired spirits and formal constancy. Act 2 Scene 1.
War gives the right to the conquerors to impose any condition they please upon the vanquished. Julius Caesar
When beggars die, there are no comets seen: The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes. Calphurnia, Act 2, Scene 2.
As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can. Julius Caesar
The evil that men do lives after them, The good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Caesar. Antony, Act 3, Scene 2.
Wine and other luxuries have a tendency to enervate the mind and make men less brave in battle. Julius Caesar
What can be avoided Whose end is proposed by the mighty gods? Yet Caesar shall go forth; for these predictions Are to the world in general as to Caesar. Caesar, Act 2, Scene 2.
It is the custom of the immortal gods to grant temporary prosperity and a fairly long period of impunity to those whom they plan to punish for their crimes, so that they may feel it all the more keenly as a result of the change in their fortunes. Julius Caesar
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith; Brutus, Act 4, Scene 2.
The Celts were fearless warriors because they wish to inculcate this as one of their leading tenets, that souls do not become extinct, but pass after death from one body to another. Julius Caesar
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous. Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2.
No music is so charming to my ear as the requests of my friends, and the supplications of those in want of my assistance. Julius Caesar
Pardon me, Julius! Here wast thou bayed, braveheart; Here didst thou fall; and here thy hunters stand Sign’d in thy spoil, and crimson in thy lethe. Antony, Act 3, Scene 1.
To win by strategy is no less the role of a general than to win by arms. Julius Caesar
O Julius Caesar, thou art mighty yet! Thy spirit walks abroad, and turns our swords In our own proper entrails. Brutus, Act 5, Scene 3.
Which death is preferably to every other? ‘The unexpected Julius Caesar
The Gods do this in shame of cowardice: Caesar should be a beast without heart If he should stay at home today for fear. Caesar, Act 2, Scene 2.
Men’s minds tend to fear more keenly those things that are absent. Julius Caesar
The abuse of greatness is, when it disjoins Remorse from power; and, to speak truth of Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway’d More than his reason. Brutus, Act 2, Scene 1.
Avoid an unusual and unfamiliar word just as you would a reef. Julius Caesar
It seems to me most strange that men should fear, Seeing that death, a necessary end Will come when it will come. Caesar, Act 2, Scene 2.
Beer is a high and mighty liquor. Julius Caesar
Beware the Ides of March. Soothsayer, Act 1, Scene 2.
It is the right of war for conquerors to treat those whom they have conquered according to their pleasure. Julius Caesar
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.
Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion. Julius Caesar
But I am constant as the northern star, Of whose true fix’d and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament. Ceasar, Act 3, Scene 1.
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 dishonorable graves. Cassius, Act 1, Scene 2.
I am going to Spain to fight an army without a general, and thence to the East to fight a general without an army. Julius Caesar
Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot, Take thou what course thou wilt! Antony, Act 3 Scene 2.
The things that we want we willingly believe, and the things that we think we expect everyone else to think. Julius Caesar