What means this shouting? I do fear, the people Choose Caesar for their king.
Into what dangers would you lead me, Cassius, That you would have me seek into myself For that which is not in me?
To stale with ordinary oaths my love To every new protester, if you know That I do fawn on men and hug them hard And, after, scandal them, or if you know
I would not, Cassius. Yet I love him well. But wherefore do you hold me here so long? What is it that you would impart to me? If it be aught toward the general good, Set honor in one eye and death i' th' other, And I will look on both indifferently,
Ay, do you fear it? Then must I think you would not have it so.
I know that virtue to be in you, Brutus, As well as I do know your outward favor.Well, honor is the subject of my story. And that same eye whose bend doth awe the world Did lose his luster. Ay, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans Mark him and write his speeches in their books—
Than to repute himself a son of Rome Under these hard conditions as this time Is like to lay upon us.
for some new honors that are heaped on Caesar.
Why should that name be sounded more than yours? Write them together, yours is as fair a name. Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well.
Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous.
Fear him not, Caesar. He’s not dangerous. He is a noble Roman and well given. That could be moved to smile at anything. Such men as he be never at heart’s ease Whiles they behold a greater than themselves, And therefore are they very dangerous. I rather tell thee what is to be feared
Tell us the manner of it, gentle Casca.
But soft, I pray you. What, did Caesar swoon?
I can as well be hanged as tell the manner of it. It was mere foolery. I did not mark it. Caesar refused the crown that it had almost choked Caesar—for he swooned and fell down at it. And for mine own part, I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air.