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26 Cards in this Set

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I must be by his death. And for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him. But for the general he would be crowned: How that might change his nature, there's the question.
It is the bright day htat brings forth the adder, ANd that craves weary walking. Crown him tha, And then I grant we put a sting in him
Th' abuse of greatness is when it disjoins Remorse from power. And , to speak truth of Caesar I have not known when his affections swayed More than his reason. But tis a common proof That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climb upward turns his face; But , when he once attains.....
And therefore think him as a serpent's egg, Which hatched, would , as his kind , grow mischievous, And kill him in the shell
Brutus about Caesar
And the first motion , all the interim is Like a phantasma or a hideous dream. The genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection
Brutus to himself
No sir, their hats are plucked about their ears, and half their faces buried in their cloaks, That by no means I may discover them By any mark of favor
Lucius to BrutusTalking about conspirators
O conspiracy , Sham'st thou to show thy dangerous brow by night, When evils are most free? O , then, by day Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough To mask thy monstrous visage? Seek none , conspiracy. Hide it in smiles and affability; For if thou path , thy native semblance on, Not Erebus itself were dim enough To hide thee from prevention
Brutus to himself
Yes every man of them; and no man here But honors you , and every one doth wish You had but that opinion of yourself Which every noble Roman bears of you.
Cassius to Brutus about Conspirators
You shall confess that you are both deceived. Here , as I point my sword , the sun arises, Which is a great way growing on the south, Weighing the youthful season of the year. Some two monthes hence, up higher toward the north He first presents his fire and the high east Stands, as the capital , directly here.
Casca argues against what Cinna and Decius are saying
No Not an oath. If not the face of men, The sufferance of our souls , the time's abuse If thse be motives weak, break off betimes, And every man hence to his idle bed.
Brutus to conspirators
ABut if these bear fire enough To kindle cowards and to steel with valor The melting spirits of women,then, countrymen, What need we any spur but our own cause To prick us to redress> What other bond Than secret Romans that have spoke the word Than honesty to honesty engaged That this shall be or we will fall for it? Swear priests and cowards and men cautelous, Old feeble carrions , and such suffering souls That welcome wrongs; unto bad causes swear Such creatures as men doubt; but do not stain The even virtue of our enterprise. Nor th' insuppressive mettle of our spirits, To think hat or our cause or our performance Did need an oath , when every drop of blood That every Roman bears , and nobly bears Is guilty of a several bastardy If he do break the smallest particle Of any promise that hath passed from him.
Brutus to conspirators
O let us have him for his silver hairs Will purchase us a good opinion And buy men's voices to commend our deeds. It shall be said his judgement ruled our hands. Our youths and wildness shall no whit appear, But all be buried in his gravity
Metellus to conspirators , responds to cassius's question of whether or not to include Cicero
O, name him not! Let us not break with him, For he will never follow anything that other men begin
Brutus to conspirators

talking about Cicero
We shall find of him A shrewd contriver;and , you know , his means, If he improve them, may well stretch so far As to annoy us all; which to prevent , Let BLANK and BLANK fall together
Antony and Caesar
Our course will seem too bloody , BLANK , To cut the head off and then hack the limbs, Like wrath in death and envy afterwards
BLANK: Caius Cassius
For Antony is but a limb of Caesar. Let's be sacrificers not butchers , Caius We all stand up against the spirit of Caesar, And in the spirit of men there is no blood.
Let's kill him boldly, but not wrathfully. Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods, Not hew him as a carcass fit for the hounds.
We shall be purgers , not murderers
And for Mark Antony , think not of him, For he can do no more than Caesar's arm When Caesar's head is off
Brutus - to conspirators
Never fear that. If he be so resolved, I can o'ersway him, for he loves to hear that unicorns may be betrayed with trees, And bears with glasses, elephants with holes , Lions with toils , and men with flatterers. But when I tell him he hates flatterers, He says he does, being then most flattered. Let me work , for I can give his humor the true bent, ANd I will bring him to the capital

he= caesar
Good gentleman, 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.
Brutus to conspirators
Blank is wise and were he not in health , He would embrace the means to come by it
Portia to Brutus
Soul of Romw, Brave son derived from honroable loins , Thou like an exorcist hast conjured up My mortified spirit. Now bid me run, And I will strive with things impossible, Yea, get the better of them. What's to do?
Ligarius to Brutus
No heaven nor earth have been at peace tonight. Thrice hath Calphurnia in her sleep cried out "Help ho, they murder Caesar!"-Who's within
Caesar to himself
Reread Calphurnia's speech on page 75
page 75
When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze orth the death of princes.
Calphurnia to Caesar