If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.
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.
The die is cast.
Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.
Men freely believe that which they desire.
Men willingly believe what they wish.
Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.