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5 Great "Julius Caesar" Quotes To Celebrate The Ides Of March, Pi Day For English Majors

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In Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," a soothsayer says to the eponymous ruler, "Beware the ides of March." And on that day, the 15th of March, his best men (including his BFF Brutus!) assassinated him. It is a brilliant play that explores important themes like fear of death, free will, and honor (or "honoUr," as Shakespeare spells it).

Gretchen Wieners explains the play best:

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Here are some awesome quotes to celebrate the play today:

"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."

"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.
On such a full sea are we now afloat;
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures."

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