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"I appeal unto Caesar." - Bible

"And Caesar shall go forth." - William Shakespeare

"People always kill Caesar. Don't trust anyone." - Dick Francis

"Caesar is not above the grammarians." - Tiberius

"In praising Antony I have dispraised Caesar." - Cleopatra

"Pay no attention to Caesar. Caesar doesn't have the slightest idea what's really going on." - Kurt Vonnegut

"When Caesar says, 'Do this', it is performed." - William Shakespeare

"When Caesar says, 'do this,' it is perform'd." - Mark Antony

"What millions died that Caesar might be great?" - Joseph Campbell

"My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar" - Mark Antony

"I chop 'em into salad and my name ain't Caesar." - Black Thought

"I was born free as Caesar; so were you" - William Shakespeare

"Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you." - Anonymous

"Here was a Caesar! when comes such another?" - William Shakespeare

"What millions died that Caesar might be great!" - Thomas Campbell

"In the service of Caesar, everything is legitimate." - Pierre Corneille

"He [Caesar] loved the treason, but hated the traitor." - Plutarch

"Hail, Caesar, those who are about to die salute thee. -" - Suetonius

"One need not be a Caesar truly to understand Caesar, nor a second Luther to understand Luther." - Georg Simmel

"Julius Caesar owed two millions when he risked the experiment of being general in Gaul. If Julius Caesar had not lived to cross the Rubicon, and pay off his debts, what would his creditors have called Julius Caesar?" - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Julius Caesar owed two millions when he risked the experiment of being general in Gaul. If Julius Caesar had not lived to cross the Rubicon, and pay off his debts, what would his creditors have called Julius Caesar?" - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"The words were a paraphrase of the suggestion of Jesus: "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's." Bokonon's paraphrase was this: "Pay no attention to Caesar. Caesar doesn't have the slightest idea what's really going on." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Caesar was Rome's escape from communism. I expect no Caesar; I find on our map no Rubicon. But then I expect to see communistic madness rebuked and ended." - Roswell Dwight Hitchcock

"The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious. If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hat Caesar answered it." - William Shakespeare

"I have not come to praise Caesar, but to bury him." - Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger

"Hail Caesar, we who are about to die salute you. (or, Hail Emperor, we salute you.)" - Suetonius

"But ere we could arrive the point proposed, Caesar cried, 'Help me, Cassius, or I sink!" - William Shakespeare

"He [Caesar Augustus] found a city built of brick; he left it built of marble." - Suetonius

"The die is cast. - The exclamation of Caesar as he crossed the Rubicon." - Suetonius

"Caesar-like the sun Gathered his robes around him as he fell." - Alexander Smith

"To god what is God's, to Caesar what is Caesar's. To humans - what?" - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him." - Julius Caesar

"Go on, my friend, and fear nothing; you carry Caesar and his fortune in your boat." - Julius Caesar

"We Germans will never produce another Goethe, but we may produce another Caesar." - Oswald Spengler

"I would like to thank Julius Caesar for originating my hairstyle" - Kanye West

"Pietas prevailed, and out of the blood of Caesar the monarchy was born." - Ronald Syme

"[Napoleon] swept away everywhere the establishments of feudality. ... [He was] Caesar himself." - Karl Marx

"But Caesar, headlong in all his designs, thought nothing done while anything remained to do." - Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

"[Of Julius Caesar:] Thinking nothing done while anything remained to be done." - Lucan

"Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war. And grievously hath Caesar answered it." - William Shakespeare

"When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff." - William Shakespeare

"Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away." - William Shakespeare

"The ides of March are come. Soothsayer: Ay, Caesar; but not gone." - William Shakespeare

"Clericalism: the habitual confusion between that which is of Caesar, and that of God." - Giulio Andreotti

"Oh Ireland my first and only love Where Christ and Caesar are hand in glove!" - James Joyce

"Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more." - William Shakespeare

"Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's." - Saint Ambrose

"Caesar might have married Cleopatra, but he had a wife at home. There's always something." - Will Cuppy

"I always loved Sid Caesar and all the people on his program." - Alan Alda

"In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen." - Ted Koppel

"Caesar recognized the omens, but he didn't believe they applied to him." - Nate Silver

"I'll tell you the truth; I wanted to leave me for Sid Caesar." - Red Buttons

"Pothinus: "Is it possible that Caesar, the conqueror of the world, has time to occupy himself with such a trifle as our taxes?" Caesar: "My friend, taxes are the chief business of a conqueror of the world." - George Bernard Shaw

"Really what Brutus and Cassius do by assassinating Caesar, is open up a vacuum into which much more ruthless people run. Julius Caesar is an amazingly contemporary, resonant, politically astute play." - Gregory Doran

"Pothinus: Is it possible that Caesar, the conqueror of the world, has time to occupy himself with such a trifle as our taxes? Caesar: My friend, taxes are the chief business of a conqueror of the world." - George Bernard Shaw

"Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed." - Bertrand Russell

"I also like a great Caesar salad with anchovies, although I don't know why some places say 'with anchovies.' If you're making a proper Caesar salad, it's going to have anchovies." - Paula Poundstone

"All that Adam had, all that Caesar could, you have and can do.... Build, therefore, your own world." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The laws of Caesar are one thing, those of Christ, another. Papinianus judges one way, our Paul another." - St Jerome

"To the birds and trees he talks: Caesar of his leafy Rome, There the poet is at home." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"They whispered to Caesar that he was mortal, then sold daggers at half-price in the grand March sale." - Ray Bradbury

"The historicity of Christ is as axiomatic for an unbiased historian as the historicity of Julius Caesar." - F. F. Bruce

"Everyone knows that gays have served honorably in the military since at least the time of Julius Caesar." - Barry Goldwater

"Thy steady temper, Portius, Can look on guilt, rebellion, fraud, and Caesar, In the calm lights of mild philosophy." - Joseph Addison

"Government is contemptuous of true religion when it confiscates the taxes of Caesar to finance the things of God." - Sam Ervin

"Not much could have distracted me from coffee, but hearing Julius Caesar quoted at Spencer's certainly did." - Richelle Mead

"Not much could have distracted me from coffee, but hearing Julius Caesar quoted at Spencer's certainly did." - Richelle Mead

"O mighty Caesar! dost thou lie so low? Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, shrunk to this little measure?" - William Shakespeare

"He's a soldier fit to stand by Caesar And give direction; and do but see his vice." - William Shakespeare

"I rather tell thee what is to be fear'd, Than what I fear; for always I am Caesar." - William Shakespeare

"Chain up the unruly legion of thy breast. Lead thine own captivity captive, and be Caesar within thyself." - Thomas Browne

"I, a parrot, am taught by you the names of others: I have learned of myself to say, Hail! Caesar!" - Marcus Valerius Martial

"Sometimes you don't know if you're Caesar about to cross the Rubicon or Captain Queeg cutting your own tow line." - Anthony Kennedy

"Caesar salad is one of my favourite lunch foods. You can shovel it in and talk at the same time." - Janet Street-Porter

"Maybe I'd think that, too, Caesar," says Petta bitterly, "if it weren't for the baby." There. He's done it again." - Suzanne Collins

"Watching the debate this afternoon it was apparent they loved term limits in the House - as Brutus loved Caesar." - Bill Moyers

"Since Caesar, we know his historians are liars. The good writers get read. Bad history doesn't get read." - Peter Greenaway

"This stuff's so fine Julius Caesar called for it with his dying breath. 'A toot, Brutus,' is what he said." - Tom Robbins

"Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." - Bible

"O Julius Caesar, thou art mighty yet. Thy spirit walks abroad and turns our swords In our own proper entrails." - William Shakespeare

"Sport belongs in a news bulletin about as much as a mummified cat's head belongs in a Caesar salad." - Charlie Brooker

"Not much could have distracted me from coffee, but hearing Julius Caesar quoted at Spencer's certainly did." - Richelle Mead

"Caesar had perished from the world of men, had not his sword been rescued by his pen." - Henry Vaughan

"From the first time I saw Sid Caesar be funny I knew that's what I had to do." - Billy Crystal

"Religion Caesar never knew Thy posterity shall sway, Where his eagles never flew, None as invincible as they." - William Cowper

"I was nine. I saw Orson Welles in 'Julius Caesar.' It was involving, emotional, imaginative. I've never forgotten it." - Harold Prince

"Caesar salad is one of my favourite lunch foods. You can shovel it in and talk at the same time." - Janet Streetporter

"In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood, while the people, says Caesar, were all slaves." - John Lothrop Motley

"The list of potential candidates for Julius Caesar is quite large. You could go, "Well, he's a Caesar." Idi Amin, or Bokassa in the Central African Empire, or in Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe coming to power. They have all, at some point in their lives, been candidates for a casting as Julius Caesar." - Gregory Doran

"Max Weber was right in subscribing to the view that one need not be Caesar in order to understand Caesar. But there is a temptation for us theoretical sociologists to act sometimes as though it is not necessary even to study Caesar in order to understand him. Yet we know that the interplay of theory and research makes both for understanding of the specific case and expansion of the general rule." - Robert K. Merton

"He was Caesar and Pope in o-ne; but he was Pope without Pope's pretensions, Caesar without the legions of Caesar: without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue; if ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by the right divine, it was Mohammed, for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports." - Benjamin Smith

"He was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without Pope's pretensions, Caesar without the legions of Caesar: without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue; if ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by the right divine, it was Mohammed, for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports." - Benjamin Smith

"From Paul to Stalin, the popes who have chosen Caesar have prepared the way for Caesars who quickly learn to despise popes." - Albert Camus

"He [Caesar Augustus] found a city built of brick; he left it built of marble. [Lat., Urbem lateritiam accepit, mamoream relinquit.]" - Suetonius

"There is none but he Whose being I do fear; and under him My genius is rebuked, as it is said Mark Antony's was by Caesar." - William Shakespeare

"For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel: Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him! This was the most unkindest cut of all" - William Shakespeare

"Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's; and unto human beings, what?" - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"As they spoke, the only thing I could think about was that scene from Julius Caesar where Brutus stabs him in the back. Et tu, Eric?" - Nicholas Sparks

"Caesar broke the law when he crossed the Rubicon," Frank said. "Great leaders have to think out side the box sometimes." - Rick Riordan

"Danger knows full well that Caesar is more dangerous than he. We are two lions litter"d in one day, and I the elder and more terrible." - William Shakespeare

"Danger knows full well, That Caesar is more dangerous than he: We are two lions litter'd in one day, And I the elder and more terrible." - William Shakespeare

"And when my own Mark Antony Against young Caesar strove, And Rome's whole world was set in arms, The cause was, - all for love." - Robert Southey

"No, Antony, take the lot: But, first or last, your fine Egyptian cookery Shall have the fame. I have heard that Julius Caesar Grew faw with feasting there." - William Shakespeare

"There is none but he Whose being I do fear; and under him My genius is rebuked, as it is said Mark Antony's was by Caesar." - William Shakespeare

"He saw me, and yielded, that I may justly say, with the hooked-nosed fellow of Rome, their Caesar, 'I came, saw and overcame." - William Shakespeare

"No Caesar he whom we lament A Man without a precedent, Sent, it would seem to do His work, and perish, too." - Richard Henry Stoddard

"When I was on Raw, I was like Julius Caesar, an all-powerful conquering hero who became so powerful that everyone around him had to conspire against him." - Wade Barrett

"For want of a Pilate of their own, some Christians would accept a Constantine or whomever might be the current incarnation of Caesar." - Wendell Berry

"There was living in the palace at this time a brother of the great Germanicus, and consequently an uncle of the late emperor, whose name was Claudius Caesar." - Frederic Farrar

"Let's be honest, the cards' on the table: Jealousy's a sin, Cain killed Abel. Backstabber...Caesar had Brutus. It's hard to weed 'em out, even Jesus had Judas." - Pusha T

"When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man." - William Shakespeare

"And when my own Mark Antony Against young Caesar strove, And Rome's whole world was set in arms, The cause was,-all for love." - Robert Southey

"Id like to acknowledge three people who early on knew Mel Brooks was one of the funniest people in the world: Sid Caesar, me, and Mel Brooks." - Carl Reiner

"Human nature is perpetual. In most respects it is the same today as in the time of Caesar. So the principles of psychology are fixed and enduring" - Claude C Hopkins

"You are not wood, you are not stones, but men; And being men, hearing the will of Caesar, It will inflame you, it will make you mad." - William Shakespeare

"I cannot but bless the memory of Julius Caesar, for the great esteem he expressed for fat men and his aversion to lean ones." - David Hume

"Cassivelaunus had prepared the river for Caesar, by planting it full of stakes (and had, no doubt, put up a notice-board)." - Jerome K Jerome

"Jesus said that when confronted with Caesar's coin, to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's but unto God what is God's." - Robert P. George

"I came away from that set [ Hail, Caesar !] super inspired, and like I said, it ruined all future endeavors. I'll never have as good an experience as that." - David Krumholtz

"When I first was offered the role on Rise [of the Planet of the Apes], I always played Caesar as a human being within ape skin." - Andy Serkis

"But Caesar had more than a mere name and military reputation: his energy could never rest, and his one disgrace was to conquer without war." - Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

"Prayed for so oft, the dawn of fight is come. No more entreat the gods: with sword in hand Seize on our fates; and Caesar in your deeds." - Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

"And in spite of David and Jonathan, Hamlet and Horatio, Caesar and Antony, Bush and Blair, women have a greater gift, I think, for friendship." - John Mortimer

"Caesar exclaimed: "Let us accept this as a sign from the Gods, and follow where they beckon, in vengeance on our double-dealing enemies. The die is cast."" - Suetonius

"Cruel war, war at home; and in the perspective distance, a man on horseback with a drawn sword in his hand, some Atlantic Caesar, or Cromwell, or Napoleon." - Caleb Cushing

"But yesterday the word of Caesar might Have stood against the world. Now lies he there, And none so poor to do him reverence." - William Shakespeare

"Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell; and George the Third - - may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it." - Patrick Henry

"Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's; and unto human beings, what?" - Stanislaw Lec

"Danger knows full well that Caesar is more dangerous than he. We are two lions litter'd in one day, and I the elder and more terrible." - William Shakespeare

"[Napoleon has now] surpassed...Alexander & Caesar, not to mention the great advantage he has over them in the Cause he fights in." - Charles James Fox

"If you want good sketches, go pick up Sid Caesar. The best of Your Show of Shows. That's the greatest sketch comedy you'll ever see on television." - Jamie Farr

"There was living in the palace at this time a brother of the great Germanicus, and consequently an uncle of the late emperor, whose name was Claudius Caesar." - Frederic William Farrar

"In terms of comedians, I loved, growing up, Jonathan Winters, Sid Caesar, Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers, Carol Burnett, all those people." - Ed Oneill

"At stake are two different visions of faith, the Church of Caesar, powerful and rich; and the Church of Christ - loving, poor and spiritually rich." - Penny Lernoux

"For ten years Caesar ruled with an iron hand. Then with a wooden foot, and finally with a piece of string." - Spike Milligan

"People used to say, 'Andy Serkis lent his movements to Gollum,' and now they say, 'Andy Serkis played Caesar.' That's a significant leap." - Andy Serkis

"Again, during a sacrifice, the augur Spurinna warned Caesar that the danger threatening him would not come later than the Ides of March." - Suetonius

"The Romans held Britain from the invasion of Julius Caesar till their voluntary withdrawal from the island, A.D. 420,- that is, about five hundred years." - Thomas Bulfinch

"But in its de facto alliance with Caesar, Christianity connives directly in the murder of Creation. For in these days, Caesar is no longer a mere destroyer of armies, cities, and nations. He is a contradicter of the fundamental miracle of life." - Wendell Berry

"I don't care if it's a mystery story, a Western, or the story of Julius Caesar. To me it's the emotion, the lies, the double-cross, whether it's Brutus doing it to Caesar or Bob Stack doing it to Robert Ryan that defines what kind of drama it is." - Samuel Fuller

"So, here's what you do. You win, you go home. She can't turn you down then, eh?" says Caesar encouragingly. "I don't think it's going to work out. Winning...won't help in my case," says Peeta. "Why ever not?" says Caesar, mystified. Peeta blushes beet red and stammers out. "Because...because...she came here with me." - Suzanne Collins

"So, here's what you do. You win, you go home. She ca' turn you down then, eh?" says Caesar encouragingly. "I do' think it's going to work out. Winning...wo' help in my case," says Peeta. "Why ever not?" says Caesar, mystified. Peeta blushes beet red and stammers out. "Because...because...she came here with me." - Suzanne Collins

"Caesar was too old, it seems to me, to go off and amuse himself conquering the world. Such a pastime was all right for Augustus and Alexander; they were young men, not easily held in check, but Caesar ought to have been more mature." - Blaise Pascal

"This was the most unkindest cut of all: For when the noble Caesar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitor's arms, Quite vanquished him: then burst his mighty heart; And in his mantle muffling up his face, Even at the base of Pompey's statue, Which all the while ran blood, great Caesar fell." - William Shakespeare

"A present loses its value when it is given without the choice of the person who receives it. Caesar was given death, and so was Cassius. However, Cassius was indebted to the slave who gave it to him, while Caesar owed nothing to his murderers, because they forced him to take it." - Cyrano De Bergerac

"No matter where I am, especially when I'm on tour around the country, Caesar salad is my standby. In a random city and eating in random to-go restaurants, you're kind of scared about trying things, but you can always count on a Caesar salad." - Sasha Cohen

"As to Caesar, when he was called upon, he gave no testimony against Clodius, nor did he affirm that he was certain of any injury done to his bed. He only said, He had divorced Pompeia because the wife of Caesar ought not only to be clear of such a crime, but of the very suspicion of it." - Plutarch

"There is more evidence that Jesus rose from the dead than there is that Julius Caesar ever lived or that Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-three." - Billy Graham

"English language is the most universal language in history, way more than the Latin of Julius Caesar. Its the most punderful language because its vocabulary has a certain critical mass that makes a lingo good for punning." - Richard Lederer

""Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's and unto God the things which are God's." One would like to add: Give unto man things which are man's; give man his freedom and personality, his rights and religion." - Pope Pius XII



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