Julius Ceasar Quotes

A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan

Julius Caesar | Biography, Conquests, & Facts | Britannica

Caesar is an interesting person of character during the Roman era between 100 BC – 44 BC. Much like Sun Tzu, this general was also a critical statesman during the events leading to the rise of the Roman Empire (Taking over a large part of the world). He was not a bad person although he wasn’t a saint either. Regardless, for his time period/history, there is some value in his legacy worth researching for yourself.

  • “A coward dies a thousand deaths, the gallant never taste of death but once.” – Julius Caesar
  • “What a terrible era in which idiots govern the blind.” – Julius Caesar
  • “It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.” – Julius Caesar
  • “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
  • “There are no tricks in plain and simple faith.” – Julius Caesar
  • “I assure you I had rather be the first man here than the second man in Rome.” – Julius Caesar
  • “Bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible.” – Julius Caesar
  • All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures.” – Julius Caesar
  • “Let us go where the gods have shown us the way and the injustice of our enemies calls us.” – Julius Caesar
  • “It is not the well-fed long-haired man I fear, but the pale and the hungry looking.” – Julius Caesar
  • “The difference between a republic and an empire is the loyalty of one’s army.” – Julius Caesar
  • “I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.” – Julius Caesar
  • “As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men’s minds more seriously than what they see.” – Julius Caesar
  • “We have not to fear anything, except fear itself.” – Julius Caesar
  • “If I fail it is only because I have too much pride and ambition.” – Julius Caesar
  • “I came, I saw, I conquered.” – Julius Caesar
  • “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” – Julius Caesar

Today he can associate with dictatorship and ridiculed in various comedy. Maybe the winners rewrite the past and he was just a good guy getting the difficult stuff done? My Roman history is a bit less than desired compared to others; knowing more I could develop an option distinction. For now, I can identify quality individual/leader elements, his integral story seems intriguing from paraphrased references I have heard or come across before.



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