Julius Caesar: Volunteering

“It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.”
—Julius Caesar.


William Shakespeare: Lend me your ears

Sketch of William Shakespeare.

Sketch of William Shakespeare. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them The good is oft interred with their bones.”
William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare: Honorable men

This was long thought to be the only portrait ...

This was long thought to be the only portrait of William Shakespeare that had any claim to have been painted from life, until another possible life portrait, the Cobbe portrait, was revealed in 2009. The portrait is known as the ‘Chandos portrait’ after a previous owner, James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos. It was the first portrait to be acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 1856. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men.”
William Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar“, Act 3 scene 2

Marcus Tullius Cicero: Being sorry

Cicero, Kopiezeichnung einer Büste aus London ...

Cicero, Kopiezeichnung einer Büste aus London (Herzog Wellington) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone. ”
Marcus Tullius Cicero