Who said "a coward dies a thousand deaths"?

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"A coward dies a thousand deaths" is attributed to William Shakespeare from his play Julius Caesar. However, the line is often misquoted, and this version is incorrect.

The original version of this quote says: “Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once." Shakespeare used this line in Act 2, Scene 2, Line 32 of Julius Caesar.

The modernized version of this quote says: "Cowards die many times before their deaths. The brave experience death only once." Caesar is speaking with Calphurnia in this part of the play. Calphurnia is fearful for Caesar's life and wants him to stay home.

Caesar, of course, refuses to stay home and be a coward, prompting him to utter these famous words. Later in the play, he is murdered by Cassius Longinus and Marcus Brutus.

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The actual line is Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar.
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The brave dies because he/she was brave and that braveness causes his death. Sad as it may be he dies happily because it was doing what he believed in. The coward dies a 1,000 times
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Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never
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I take a gender-independent case to analyze this phenomenon: Case I: When I was in college, one of my friends lost his life due to the College hospital diagnosing his condition incorrectly
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Shakespeare meant a hero faces the pain of physical death once when confronting his fear but a coward faces the fear and gives into it and continues to feel that ...
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