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Quotes of the day: Julius Caesar

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 9:00 PM EDT
Jul 11 2015

Gaius Julius Caesar (July 12,100 BC - March 15, 44 BC) was a Roman statesman, general and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.

I came, I saw, I conquered.

I love treason but hate a traitor.

It is not the well-fed long-haired man I fear, but the pale and the hungry looking.

Men willingly believe what they wish.

The die is cast.

The immortal gods are wont to allow those persons whom they wish to punish for their guilt sometimes a greater prosperity and longer impunity, in order that they may suffer the more severely from a reverse of circumstances.

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.

No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.

In the end, it is impossible not to become what others believe you are.

I love treason but hate a traitor.

All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures.


(July 12 is also the birthday of Henry David Thoreau.)

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