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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.


Cæsarem vehis, Cæsarisque fortunam—You carry Cæsar and his fortunes; fear not, therefore.To a pilot in a storm.

Emori nolo, sed me esse mortuum nihil curo—I would not die, but care not to be dead.

“Et tu, Brute fili”—And thou, son Brutus.At sight of Brutus among the conspirators.

Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt—Men in general are fain to believe that which they wish to be true.

“I had rather be first here than second in Rome.”In an insignificant townlet.

It is a universal weakness of human nature to have an inordinate faith in things unseen and unknown, and to be affected unduly by them.

It is better to die once than live always in fear of death.

Jacta alea est—The die is cast.When he passed the Rubicon.

Libenter homines id, quod volunt, credunt—Men are fain to believe what they wish.

Quæ volumus et credimus libenter, et quæ sentimus ipsi reliquos sentire putamus—What we wish we readily believe, and what we think ourselves we imagine that others think also.

Qui se ultro morti offerant, facilius reperiuntur, quam qui dolorem patienter ferant—It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die than who will endure pain with patience.

Re infecta—The business being unfinished.

Which death is preferable to every other? “The unexpected.”