The Ides of March is marked annually on March 15 to remember the assassination of Julius Caesar.

The 44 B.C. event has never been forgotten, and has been associated with loyalty and betrayal. The Roman ruler was betrayed by his confidant Marcus Junius Brutus and dozens of other senators. “Beware the Ides of March” – from William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” – is one of the most famous quotes associated with the day.

The Ides of March is the perfect time to look at some favorite quotes, courtesy GoodReads, about loyalty.

1. “I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray.” ― Albert Camus, “The Fall”

2. “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me ― they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.” ― Veronica Roth, “Allegiant”

3. “Master, go on, and I will follow thee
To the last gasp with truth and loyalty.” ― William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”

4. “If I mistake not, a strong sense of duty is no bad part of a woman’s portion.” ― Jane Austen, “Persuasion”

5. “We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.” ― Cornel West, “Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life”

6. “‘Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens,’ said Gimli.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Fellowship of the Ring”

7. “I always think loyalty's such a tiresome virtue.” – Agatha Christie, “Peril at End House”

8. “Loyalty is a two-way street. If I’m asking for it from you, then you’re getting it from me.” – Rick Muirragui, “Suits” Season 4, episode 13

9. “Loyalty is a 24 hour proposition, 24/7. It's not a part-time job.” – Jonathan Moyo

10. “The only honest reaction and true loyalty we get is from our animals. Once they’re your friends, you can do no wrong.” – Dick Van Patten

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The Ides of March, the anniversary of Julius Caesar's death, makes many people reflect on loyalty. A bust of Caesar is pictured on May 21, 2008 in Arles, France. Getty Images