William Shakespeare quote about virtue from Julius Caesar - My heart laments that virtue cannot live out of the teeth of emulation.
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My heart laments that virtue cannot live out of the teeth of emulation.
 William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar (1623). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Julius Caesar
Topic virtue emulation
Date 1623
Language English
Reference
Note Written in 1599
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Context

“look about you. Security gives way to conspiracy. The mighty gods
defend thee! Thy lover, Artemidorus."
Here will I stand till Caesar pass along, And as a suitor will I give him this. My heart laments that virtue cannot live Out of the teeth of emulation. If thou read this, O Caesar, thou mayest live; If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive. EXIT.
SCENE IV. Another part of the same street, before the house of Brutus.
Enter Portia and Lucius.” source

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