tide in the affairs of men, there is a

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tide in the affairs of men, There is a definition


A line from the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. Brutus is urging his comrades to seize a fleeting opportunity in an armed conflict: “There is a tide in the affairs of men / Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.”

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