In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes
I have lived long enough both in years and in accomplishments.
No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.
The evil men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones,
Which death is preferably to every other? “The unexpected”.
When the swords flash let no idea of love, piety, or even the face of your fathers move you
If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
I would rather be first in a small village in Gaul than second in command in Rome
Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.
I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.
Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish.
I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.
As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men’s minds more seriously than what they see
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.
It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.