Julius Caesar

by: William Shakespeare

Act II, Scenes ii-iv

1

Caesar shall forth. The things that threatened me Ne'er looked but on my back. When they shall see The face of Caesar, they are vanishèd. (2.2.32-37)

2

Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear, Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come. (2.2.49-51)

3

Alas, my lord, Your wisdom is consumed in confidence. Do not go forth today. Call it my fear That keeps you in the house, and not your own. (2.2.92-94)

4

I have, when you have heard what I can say. And know it now: the senate have concluded To give this day a crown to mighty Caesar. (2.3.10-15)

5

Here will I stand till Caesar pass along, And as a suitor will I give him this. My heart laments that virtue cannot live Out of the teeth of emulation. If thou read this, O Caesar, thou mayst live. If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive. (2.3.10-15)