Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
William Shakespeare (15641616)
This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators, save only he, Did that they did in envy of Caesar; He only, in a general honest thought And common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle, and the elements So mixd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, This was a man!
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar,act V, scene v, lines 6875. Antony is speaking.