The Play's the Thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King.
That you do love me, I am nothing jealous.
Only in Brutus and his fellow-conspirators — of all Shakespearian characters — do we find the least consideration for liberty, and even then he makes the common, and perhaps in his time the unavoidable, mistake of overlooking the genuinely democratic leanings of Julius Cæsar and the anti-popular character of the successful plot against him.
Muster your wits; stand in your own defence...
There ‘s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ‘t is not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all. Since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is ‘t to leave betimes?
One pain is lessened by another's anguish. ... Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of the old will die.