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.
Which death is preferably to every other? ‘The unexpected’.
I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.
I have always reckoned the dignity of the republic of first importance and preferable to life.