Gaius Julius Caesar


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  • ''No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. The Gallic War, 6.39.
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  • ''All Gaul is divided into three parts.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, emperor. The Gallic War, bk. 1, l. 1 (52-51 B.C.). First line of the book—indelibly associated with the study of Latin at school.
  • ''People willingly believe what they want to believe.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. The Gallic War, 3.18.
  • ''Avoid an unusual and unfamiliar word just as you would a reef.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, political leader, and first Roman dictator. Concerning Analogy, quoted in Aulus Gellius, Attic Nights 1.10.4.
  • ''The die is cast.''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, emperor. Parallel Lives, "Caesar", sct. 32, Plutarch. Julius Caesar on crossing the Rubicon in 49 B.C., an action which provoked the start of the first Civil War.
  • ''And you too, Brutus.
    [Et tu, Brute.]''
    Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100-44 B.C.), Roman general, emperor. quoted in Lives of the Caesars, "Julius Caesar," sct. 82, Suetonius (120 A.D.). Spoken by Caesar in 44 B.C., on seeing that his friend Brutus was one of his assassins.

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