80+ Best Julius Caesar Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Gaius Julius Caesar was a populist Roman dictator, politician, and military general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Memorable Julius Caesar quotes will inspire you to conquer fear to gain success on life.

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Most Famous Julius Caesar Quotes

Without training, they lacked knowledge. Without knowledge, they lacked confidence. Without confidence, they lacked victory. – Julius Caesar

Many of you wished me dead. Many of you perhaps still do. But I hold no grudges and seek no revenge. I demand only this…that you join with me in building a new Rome, a Rome that offers justice, peace and land to all its citizens, not just the privileged few. Support me in this task, and old divisions will be forgotten. Oppose me, and Rome will not forgive you a second time. Senators, the war is over. – Julius Caesar

During a few days’ halt near Vesontio for the provision of corn and other supplies, a panic arose from inquiries made by our troops and remarks uttered by Gauls and traders, who affirmed that the Germans were men of a mighty frame and an incredible valor and skill at arms. – Julius Caesar

All Gaul is divided into three parts. – Julius Caesar

It was the wont of the immortal gods sometimes to grant prosperity and long impunity to men whose crimes they were minded to punish in order that a complete reverse of fortune might make them suffer more bitterly. – Julius Caesar

Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. – Julius Caesar

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience. – Julius Caesar

Beware the Ides of March. – Julius Caesar

The eye sees not itself but by reflection, by some other things. – Julius Caesar

Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus, and we petty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable graves. Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. – Julius Caesar

It was Greek to me. – Julius Caesar

But ’tis a common proof That lowliness is young ambition’s ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend. – Julius Caesar

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. – Julius Caesar

I could be well moved, if I were as you: If I could pray to move, prayers would move me. But I am constant as the northern star, Of whose true fixed and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament. The skies are painted with unnumbered sparks; They are all fire, and everyone doth shine. But there’s but one in all doth hold his place. – Julius Caesar

And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by his side come hot from hell, Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice Cry ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of war, That this foul deed shall smell above the earth With carrion men groaning for burial. – Julius Caesar

Not that I loved Caesar less; but that I loved Rome more. – Julius Caesar

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones. – Julius Caesar

This was the most unkindest cut of all. For when the noble Caesar saw him stab, Ingratitude, more strong than traitors’ arms, Quite vanquished him. – Julius Caesar

There is a tide in the affairs of men Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves Or lose our ventures. – Julius Caesar

This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators save only he Did that they did in envy of great Caesar. He only, in a general honest thought and common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle and the elements So mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world, ‘This was a man.’ – Julius Caesar

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death. – Julius Caesar

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes. – Julius Caesar

It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life. – Julius Caesar

As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can. – Julius Caesar

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. – Julius Caesar

In war trivial causes produce momentous events. – Julius Caesar

Men willingly believe when they want to. – Julius Caesar

I wished my wife to be not so much as suspected. Common traditional saying: Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion. – Julius Caesar

Men gladly believe what they wish. -Libenter homines id quod volunt credunt – Julius Caesar

People readily believe what they want to believe. – Julius Caesar

In war, important events result from trivial causes. – Julius Caesar

I would rather be the first man in a barbarian village than the second man in Rome. – Julius Caesar

I believe that the members of my family must be as free from suspicion as from actual crime. – Julius Caesar

The things that we want we willingly believe, and the things that we think we expect everyone else to think. – Julius Caesar

To win by strategy is no less the role of a general than to win by arms. – Julius Caesar

Every woman’s man, and every man’s woman. – Julius Caesar

Our men must win or die. Pompey’s men have… other options. – Julius Caesar

As a result of a general defect of nature, we are either more confident or more fearful of unusual and unknown things. – Julius Caesar

Beer … a high and mighty liquor. – Julius Caesar

Avoid an unusual and unfamiliar word just as you would a reef. – Julius Caesar

Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion. – Julius Caesar

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

Set honor in one eye and death in th’ other, and I will look on both indifferently. I love then name of honor more than I fear death. – Julius Caesar

Wine and other luxuries have a tendency to enervate the mind and make men less brave in battle. – Julius Caesar

I am going to Spain to fight an army without a general, and thence to the East to fight a general without an army. – Julius Caesar

It’s only hubris if I fail. – Julius Caesar

It is the right of war for conquerors to treat those whom they have conquered according to their pleasure. – Julius Caesar

No music is so charming to my ear as the requests of my friends, and the supplications of those in want of my assistance. – Julius Caesar

Arms and laws do not flourish together. – Julius Caesar

The Celts were fearless warriors because they wish to inculcate this as one of their leading tenets, that souls do not become extinct, but pass after death from one body to another. – Julius Caesar

Men’s minds tend to fear more keenly those things that are absent. – Julius Caesar

All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures. – Julius Caesar

I love treason but hate a traitor. – Julius Caesar

The difference between a republic and an empire is the loyalty of one’s army – Julius Caesar

War gives the right to the conquerors to impose any condition they please upon the vanquished. – Julius Caesar

He conquers twice, who shows mercy to the conquered. – Julius Caesar

It is better to suffer once than to be in perpetual apprehension. – Julius Caesar

If I fail it is only because I have too much pride and ambition. – Julius Caesar

As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men’s minds more seriously than what they see. – Julius Caesar

The greatest enemy will hide in the last place you would ever look. – Julius Caesar

In the end, it is impossible not to become what others believe you are. – Julius Caesar

A coward dies a thousand deaths, the gallant never taste of death but once. – Julius Caesar

Without training, they lacked knowledge. Without knowledge, they lacked confidence. Without confidence, they lacked victory. – Julius Caesar

I have lived long enough both in years and in accomplishments. – Julius Caesar

It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking. – Julius Caesar

I have always reckoned the dignity of the republic of first importance and preferable to life. – Julius Caesar

I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory. – 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

The die is cast. – Julius Caesar

Men freely believe that which they desire. – Julius Caesar

Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish. – Julius Caesar

Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true. – Julius Caesar

What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also. – Julius Caesar

Which death is preferably to every other? ‘The unexpected’. – Julius Caesar

I am prepared to resort to anything, to submit to anything, for the sake of the commonwealth. – Julius Caesar

Experience is the teacher of all things. – Julius Caesar

I came, I saw, I conquered. – Julius Caesar

No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected. – Julius Caesar

I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome. – Julius Caesar

And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind is closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and do it gladly so. – Julius Caesar

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