Gaius Julius Caesar was a great Roman leader, but never an Emperor. He is classed as one of the best speakers of his time.
Here is a selection of his many quotes.
‘I came, I saw, I conquered’
‘Experience is the teacher of all things’
‘What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine other think also’
‘The die is cast’
‘As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can’
‘I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome’
‘Cowards die many times before their actual deaths’
‘Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true’
‘It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life’
‘Divide and conquer’
‘Men willingly believe what they wish’
‘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’
‘Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion’
‘It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience’
‘You carry Caesar, and Caesar’s fortune’
'I love the name of honour, more than I fear death'
'I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory'