Betrayal QuotesI can't find any betrayal quotes from Julius Caesar other than "Et tu, Brute?" Know any? I need it for a motif project. I can't seem to find any betrayal quotes other than...

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Beware the ides of March. Act 1 scene 2.

Well, honour is the subject of my story.
I cannot tell what you and other men
Think of this life; but, for my single self,
I had as lief not be as live to be
In awe of such a thing as I myself. Act 1 scene 2.

Fierce fiery warriors fought upon the clouds,
In ranks and squadrons and right form of war,
Which drizzled blood upon the Capitol. Act II scene 2.


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Power - Flavius speaking of Caesar in Act 1, scene 1:

"It is no matter. Let no images
Be hung with Caesar's trophies. I'll about
And drive away the vulgar from the streets;
So do you too, where you perceive them thick,
These growing feathers plucked from Caesar's wing
Will make him fly an ordinary pitch,
Who else would soar above the view of men
And keep us all in servile fearfulness."

Another one for power - Cassius talking about Caesar, Act 1, scene 2 - he is encouraging Brutus to betray Caesar:

"Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus, and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs and peep about
To find ourselves dishonorable graves."

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How about these?

Antony: O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason. (Act III, scene 2)

Antony: See what a rent the envious Casca made. (Act III, scene 2)

Brutus: Thou hast described
A hot friend cooling: ever note, Lucilius,
When love begins to sicken and decay,
It useth an enforced ceremony.
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith;
But hollow men, like horses hot at hand,
Make gallant show and promise of their mettle;
But, when they should endure the bloody spur,
They fall their crests, and, like deceitful jades
Sink in the trial. (Act IV, scene 2)

Brutus: There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. (Act IV, scene 3)

Cassius: A friend should bear his friend's infirmities,
But Brutus makes mine greater than they are. (Act IV, scene 3)

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