Julius Caesar: "Cowards die many times before their death"...

“Cowards die many times before their death;
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.” [II. Ii. 32-37]

The above lines are spoken by Julius Caesar in William Shakespeare’s play entitled “Julius Caesar”. The above lines are spoken by Julius Caesar in response to his wife’ request to him not to go out of their house on that day since she has premonitions that his life is in danger. Caesar tells her that cowards die many times before their actual death, due to their mental fear of death. The brave only taste death once. He tells his wife that of the many wonderful things in life it seems most strange to him that men should be afraid of death, despite knowing that it cannot be avoided. Seeing that death is not only an inevitable, but also a necessary end, it will come at the time when it due, neither before nor after.


Anonymous said…
...all you did was repeat the quote.
Anonymous said…
i live my life by this exact quote u must be an amazing educator...btw i like the music never heard this kind of music but i like it

thank u very much
josh carney

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