Gaius Julius Caesar


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  • ''The Ides of March have come.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general and emperor. quoted in Parallel Lives, "Caesar," sct. 63, Plutarch. Reputedly spoken by Caesar on his way to the forum on March 15, 44 B.C., the day of his assassination, recalling the warning of a soothsayer.
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  • ''I believe that the members of my family must be as free from suspicion as from actual crime.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. Quoted in Suetonius, Life of Caesar, 74.
  • ''I came, I saw, I conquered.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. Quoted in Suetonius, Life of Caesar, 37.
  • ''Experience is the teacher of all things.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. The Civil War, 2. 8.
  • ''As a result of a general defect of nature, we are either more confident or more fearful of unusual and unknown things.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. The Civil War, 2.4.
  • ''They were not thinking of the means by which they could win, but how they could
    make use of the victory.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. The Civil War, 3. 83.
  • ''The things that we want we willingly believe, and the things that we think we expect everyone else to think.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator, and first Roman dictator. The Civil War, 2. 27.
  • ''To win by strategy is no less the role of a general than to win by arms.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. The Civil War, 1.72.
  • ''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.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. The Civil War, 3. 68.
  • ''Men's minds tend to fear more keenly those things that are absent.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. The Gallic War, 7.84.

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