There are lots of famous quotes in Julius Caesar, including 'It was Greek to me', which is often misquoted today as 'It was all Greek to me' (Act 1, Scene 2) , meaning 'I didn't understand it'.

Here are some selected famous quotes, in the order they appear in the play.

The company of Julius Caesar stand on stage
Julius Caesar, 1991: The assembled senators after Caesar's death, Act 3 Scene 1
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  • Soothsayer: 'Beware the ides of March.' (Act 1, Scene 2)
  • Cassius: 'Men at some time are masters of their fates' (Act 1, Scene 2)
  • Caesar: Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; 
    He thinks too much: such men are dangerous' (Act 1, Scene 2)
  • Casca: 'But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.' (Act 1, Scene 2)
  • Brutus: 'Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods.' (Act 2, Scene 1)
  • Calphurnia: 'When beggars die, there are no comets seen; 
    The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.' (Act 2, Scene 2)
  • Caesar: 'Cowards die many times before their deaths; 
    The valiant never taste of death but once.' (Act 2, Scene 2)
  • Caesar: 'Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar!' (Act 3, Scene 1)
  • Antony: 'Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war.' (Act 3, Scene 1)
  • Antony: 'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears' (Act 3, Scene 2)
  • Antony: This was the most unkindest cut of all. (Act 3, Scene 2)
  • Brutus: 'Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.' (Act 3, Scene 2)
  • Brutus: 'There is a tide in the affairs of men. (Act 4, Scene 3)

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