William Shakespeare Quote
Source/Notes: Although this quote is from the play Julius Caesar (Act II, Scene II), written in 1599 by Shakespeare, it actually expresses a similar idea of a statement made by the Roman dictator Julius Caesar and quoted by Plutarch: "It was better to die once than to live always in fear of death"
Source/Notes: Brutus speaking in "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar" (1599), Act I, Scene II
Source/Notes: The Taming of the Shrew (1593), Scene IV
Source/Notes: Much Ado About Nothing (1598), Act 2, Scene 3
Source/Notes: Henry VIII (1623), Act III, Scene I
Source/Notes: As You Like It (1599–1600), Act II, scene vii.
Source/Notes: Julius Caesar (1599), Act III, Scene II