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Cleopatra VII


Political ruler and religious figure of ancient Egypt who, allied with Julius Caesar, solidified her rule.
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Cleopatra VII
Kings are not elected. Gods are not elected.
Cleopatra VII quotes
Cleopatra's nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed.
Cleopatra VII
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety...




Cleopatra VII quotes
All strange and terrible events are welcome,
But comforts we despise; our size of sorrow,
Proportion'd to our cause, must be as great.
Cleopatra VII
Her beauty, as we are told, was in itself not altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her; but converse with her had an irresistible charm, and her presence, combined with the persuasiveness of her discourse and the character which was somehow diffused about her behaviour towards others, had something stimulating about it. There was sweetness also in the tones of her voice; and her tongue, like an instrument of many strings, she could readily turn to whatever language she pleased...
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