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 by shallows and in misery. [Julius Caesar]
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- For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, action nor utterance, nor the power of speech, to stir men’s blood. I only speak right on. I tell you that which you yourselves do know.
- Men at sometime are the masters of their fate.
- Men must endure, their going hence even as their coming hither. Ripeness is all.
- I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
- If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.
- Men’s evil manners live in brass, their virtues we write in water.