Now, by heaven, my blood begins my safer guides to rule, and passion, having my best judgement collied, assays to lead the way. If I once stir, or do but lift this arm, the best of you shall sink in my rebuke. Give me to know how this foul rout began, who set it on, and he that is approved in this offence, though he had twinned with me, both at birth, shall lose me.
Cassio followed a fellow with determined sword. Montano steps into Cassio and entreats his pause. Though Cassio did some little wrong to him, as men in rage strike those that wish them best, yet surely Cassio, I believe, received from him that fled some strange indignity which patience could not pass.
Cassio, I love thee but never more be officer of mine.
Othello hears about the fight between Cassio and Montano from Iago and let's go of Cassio as his officer.
Sue him again and he's yours.
Come, you are too severe a moraler. Our general's wife is now the general. I may say so in this respect, for that he hath devoted and given up himself to the contemplation, mark, and denotement of her parts and graces. Confess yourself freely to her, importune her help to put you in your place.
Iago tells Cassio to relax about getting fired and to go ask for his position back or ask Desdemona to plead for him.
Betimes in the morning I will beseech the virtuous Desdemona to undertake for me.
Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost my reputation!
I will rather sue to be despised than to deceive so good a commander with so slight, so drunken, and so indiscreet an officer.
Two things are to be done: My wife must move for Cassio to her mistress. I’ll set her on. Myself the while to draw the Moor apart and bring him jump when he may Cassio find soliciting his wife. Ay, that’s the way. Dull not device by coldness and delay
Iago talks to himself about his plan to take down Cassio.