Brutus, Julius Caesar, a Better Opinion or Better Advice

Good reasons must of course give place to better“Good reasons must, of course, give place to better.”  (Julius Caesar act 4, sc. 3)

Tips for use.  To gracefully acknowledge somebody else’s advice on a particular course of action. Useful during a presentation or whenever you must narrate biographical events or details or give explanation as to why you changed your ideas or course of action –  maybe during a job interview . Even if what you did may qualify you as mad. After all ‘mad’ is a person with a high degree of intellectual independence, as Ambrose Bierce used to say. Furthermore often persons are pronounced mad by officials destitute of evidence that themselves are sane.Useful also to yield gracefully to your better half (or significant other) advice or opinion.
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In the play. Brutus acknowledges the opinion of Cassius (with whom he is now reconciled), on the strategy of the upcoming battle. But Brutus thinks it is better to move from Sardis to Philippi rather than waiting for the enemy at Sardis, as Cassius suggested.

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