Title: Tide Taken at the Flood

There is a tide in the affairs of men,

Which, taken at the flood,

Leads on to Fortune.


All the voyages of our lives,

Are bound in shallows and misery.

On such a sea,

Are we now afloat

And we must take the current where it serves,

Else lose our Venture.

Brutus to Cassius, Masala and Lucillus
Wm. Shakespeare
Julius Caesar, Act IV, Scene III