Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Shakespeare
Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a colossus, and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs and peep about
To find ourselves dishonorable graves.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Cassius, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 2, l. 135-8.
Referring to Caesar; the colossus was a gigantic figure of the sun-god Apollo that stood astride the entrance to the harbor at Rhodes.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.