And with Cæsar to take in his hand the army, the empire, and Cleopatra, and say, "All these will I relinquish if you will show me the fountain of the Nile."
If thou read this, O Cæsar, thou mayst live; If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive.william shakespeare
The true clerc is Vauvenargues, Lamarck, Fresnel, … Spinoza, Schiller, Baudelaire, César Franck, who were never diverted from single-hearted adoration of the beautiful and the divine by the necessity of earning their daily bread. But such clercs are inevitably rare. … The rule is that the living creature condemned to struggle for life turns to practical passions, and thence to the sanctifying of those passions.julien benda
When some were saying that if Cæsar should march against the city they could not see what forces there were to resist him, Pompey replied with a smile, bidding them be in no concern, "for whenever I stamp my foot in any part of Italy there will rise up forces enough in an instant, both horse and foot."Plutarch
Imperious Cæsar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away: O, that that earth, which kept the world in awe, Should patch a wall to expel the winter's flaw!william shakespeare
Tarquin and Cæsar had each his Brutus Charles the First, his Cromwell and George the Third ("Treason!" shouted the Speaker) may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.
He [Cæsar] loved the treason, but hated the traitor.
Julius Cæsar divorced his wife Pompeia, but declared at the trial that he knew nothing of what was alleged against her and Clodius. When asked why, in that case, he had divorced her, he replied: "Because I would have the chastity of my wife clear even of suspicion."
As to Cæsar, when he was called upon, he gave no testimony against Clodius, nor did he affirm that he was certain of any injury done to his bed. He only said, "He had divorced Pompeia because the wife of Cæsar ought not only to be clear of such a crime, but of the very suspicion of it."
But yesterday the word of Cæsar might Have stood against the world; now lies he there, And none so poor to do him reverence.william shakespeare
Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar's.
I appeal unto Cæsar.
He is a soldier fit to stand by Cæsar And give direction.william shakespeare
This was the most unkindest cut of all; For when the noble Cæsar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitor's arms, Quite vanquish'd him; then burst his mighty heart; And, in his mantle muffling, up his face, Even at the base of Pompey's statue, Which all the while ran blood, great Cæsar fell.william shakespeare
When some were saying that if Cæsar should march against the city they could not see what forces there were to resist him, Pompey replied with a smile, bidding them be in no concern, "for whenever I stamp my foot in any part of Italy there will rise up forces enough in an instant, both horse and foot."
I, a parrot, am taught by you the names of others; I have learned of myself to say, "Hail! Cæsar!"