1. Education

Quotations From Julius Caesar

Quotes Attributed to Caesar With Their Sources


  • All Gaul is divided into three parts
    (De bello Gallico I.1)

  • Men willingly believe what they wish.
    (Ibid. III.18)

  • I love treason but hate a traitor.
    (Plutarch - Romulus)

  • I wished my wife to be not so much as suspected.
    (Plutarch - Caesar)

  • For my part, I had rather be the first man among these fellows, than the second man in Rome.

  • The die is cast.

  • Go on, my friend, and fear nothing; you carry Caesar and his fortune in your boat.

  • The Ides of March have come.

  • When his friends advised him to have a guard, and several offered their service, he would not hear of it; but said it was better to suffer death once, than always to live in fear of it.
  • I came, I saw, I conquered.
    (Suetonius Lives of the Caesars - Julius Caesar)

  • What! art thou, too, one of them? Thou, my son! (aka Et tu, Brutus?)

  • "It is not," said he, "these well fed, long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry looking."
    (Plutarch - Antony)

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