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Ancient Rome

- Famous Quotes Throughout World History -
Profound Quotes of Ancient Rome

Cato the Elder 234 - 149 BC

"Delenda est Carthago" (Carthage must be destroyed)

"Rem tene; verba sequentur." (Grasp the subject, the words will follow.)

Cicero 106 - 43 BC

"There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it."

"O tempora. O mores! "
(Oh, the times! Oh, the manners!)


"Salus populi suprema est lex" (The good of the people is the chief law)

"Summum bonum" (The highest good)

"Let war yield to peace, laurels to paeans."

"Laws are silent in time of war."

"Never less idle than when wholly idle, nor less alone than when wholly alone."

"Abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit." (He departed, he withdrew, he strode off, he broke forth.)

"Civis Romanus sum" (I am a Roman citizen)

"Quod di omen avertant" (May the gods avert this omen)

"Nervos belli, pecuniam infinitam" (The sinews of war, unlimited money)

"Cui bono?" (To whose profit?)

"Cum dignitate otium" (Leisure with honor)

"I would rather be wrong, by god, with Plato ... Than be correct with those men."

"O happy Rome, born when I was consul!"

Julius Caesar 100 - 44 BC

"Veni, vidi, vici"
(I came, I saw, I conquered)

"The die is cast."

"Et tu, Brute?" (You too, Brutus?)


"Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres." (Gaul as a whole is divided into three parts.)

"Caesar's wife must be above suspicion."

(Caesar) had rather be: "First in a village than second at Rome."

Lucretius c.94 - 55 BC

"So much wrong could religion induce."

"Nothing can be created out of nothing."

"And in a short while the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners relay the torch of life."

"Lovely it is, when the winds are churning up the waves on the great sea, to gaze out from the land on the great efforts of someone else."

Catullus c.84 - 54 BC

"Atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale."
(And so, my brother, hail, and farewell evermore!)

"Odi et amo: auare id faciam, fortasse requiris. Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior."
(I hate and I love: why I do so you may well ask. I do not know, but I feel it happen and am in agony.)

Horace 65 - 8 BC

From Satires:

"There is moderation in everything."

From Ars Poetica:

"Scholars dispute, and the case is still before the courts."

"I strive to be brief, and I become obscure."

"Tiresome, complaining, a praiser of past times."

"A poem is like a painting."

From Epistles:

"If possible honestly, if not. Somehow, make money."

"We are just statistics, born to consume resources."

"Not bound to swear allegiance to any master, wherever the wind takes me I travel as a visitor."

"To have begun is half the job: be bold and be sensible."

"Anger is a short madness."

"You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back."

"And once sent out, a word takes wing beyond recall."

"For it is your business, when the wall next door catches fire."

"Skilled or unskilled, we all scribble poems."

From Odes:

"Never despair."

"While we're talking, envious time is fleeing: seize the day, put no trust in the future."

"Ah me, Postumus. Postumus, the fleeting years are slipping by."

"Lovely and honorable it is to die for one's country."

"Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: it's good to be silly at the right moment."

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- Famous Quotes Throughout World History -

| Index of Quotes by Speaker / Historical Period |
| The Great Quotes of Ancient Greece |
| Profound Quotes of Ancient Rome - BC |
| Quotes from the Roman Empire - AD |
| Famous Quotes from the Dark and Middle Ages |
| Relevant Quotes from the Reformation and Renaissance |
| Quotes from England: 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries |
| Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution Quotes | Voltaire |
| Quotes from the French Revolution and Napoleon Era |
| Modern European History Quotes from the 1800s |
| Quotes from Europe and Asia - 1900s | Winston Churchill |

Famous Quotes from American History
| Benjamin Franklin | Quotes from America in the 1700s |
| Thomas Jefferson | United States Quotes from the 1800s |
| Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War | Mark Twain |
| American Quotes from the Early 1900s and World War I |
| US 20th-Century and World War II Quotes |
| Famous American Pop Culture Quotes |



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