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'The Ides of March' quotes represent some of the best lines from the 2011 political thriller movie starring Ryan Gosling and George Clooney. Gosling is Stephen Myers, an idealistic campaign staffer for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney). Some of the most memorable 'Ides of March' quotes come from Stephen, as he struggles to determine the best way to affect change in the world of politics. Does he stay with a candidate he know probably can't win, or does he get behind another candidate who'll get him in the White House? Enjoy these 'Ides of March' movie quotes. Vote for your favorites and be sure to add any quote you don't see listed!

'The Ides of March' is directed by George Clooney and, in addition to Gosling, boasts an impressive cast, including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood and Max Minghella.

If you're interested in more great movie quotes, check out these lists for the best lines from 'Real Steel,' '50/50,' 'Moneyball,' 'Contagion' and 'Red State.'
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Loyalty


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Paul Zara: "There's only one thing I value and that's loyalty. And without it, you're nothing."

Any movie where Philip Seymour Hoffman is a cast member is almost guaranteed to be a great film. 'The Ides of March' is no exception.
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Make a Difference


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Stephen: "I've worked on more campaigns than most people have by the time they're 40. He's the only one that's actually going to make a difference in people's lives."

Stephen is an ideal campaign staffer, believing that he can make a difference to help a candidate he truly believes in. Or does he?
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Doing The Right Thing


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Stephen: "Were gonna be fine. We have to do it, it's the right thing to do and nothing bad happens when your doing the right thing."
Governor Mike Morris: "Is this your personal theory? 'Cause I can shoot holes in it."
Stephen: "Well there's exceptions to every rule..."

Sometimes, bad things do happen when you're trying to do the right thing. Stephen Myers is about to find that out.
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Wrong Man


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Tom Duffy: "You are working for the wrong man. I want you to work for us."

Stephen is knee-deep in Governor Morris' campaign when, not surprisingly, the competition comes after him.