45 Best Julius Caesar Quotes on Success and Leadership

Julius Caesar, born in 100 B.C.E. to a noble family, was a Roman general and politician who rose to power during a period of chaos in the Roman Republic.

He advanced politically, becoming the governor of Spain and later Gaul, where he increased his military power and acquired riches by conquering Gallic tribes and exploiting their rivalries.

After a civil war with his chief rival, Pompey, Caesar emerged victorious and made himself dictator of Rome.

He implemented government reforms, reduced debt, enlarged the senate, sponsored infrastructure projects and granted citizenship to foreigners.


However, his declaration as dictator for life in 44 B.C.E. led to his assassination by senators, including Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus, who feared his absolute power and ambitions.

I have curated the best quotes from Julius Caesar below.

Best Julius Caesar Quotes on Life, Success & Leadership

1. “Fate, dear Brutus, lies not with the stars but within ourselves.” ~ (Julius Caesar).


2. “It’s only hubris if I fail.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

3. “Without training, they lacked knowledge. Without knowledge, they lacked confidence. Without confidence, they lacked victory.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

4. “The greatest enemy will hide in the last place you would ever look.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

5. “If I fail it is only because I have too much pride and ambition.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

6. “It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

7. “It is better to create than to learn. Creating is the essence of life.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

8. “A coward dies a thousand deaths, the gallant never taste of death but once.” ~ (Julius Caesar).


9. “We have not to fear anything, except fear itself.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

10. “In the end, it is impossible not to become what others believe you are.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

11. “I love treason but hate a traitor.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

Inspiring Julius Caesar Quotes

12. “I would rather be the first man in a barbarian village than the second man in Rome.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

13. “To win by strategy is no less the role of a general than to win by arms.” ~ (Julius Caesar).


14. “Experience is the teacher of all things.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

15. “The die has been cast.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

16. “Men willingly believe what they wish.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

17. “The difference between a republic and an empire is the loyalty of one’s army.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

18. “In war, important events result from trivial causes.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

19. “He conquers twice, who shows mercy to the conquered.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

20. “Wine and other luxuries have a tendency to enervate the mind and make men less brave in battle.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

Top Julius Caesar Quotes

21. “Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

22. “Men’s minds tend to fear more keenly those things that are absent.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

23. “It is better to suffer once than to be in perpetual apprehension.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

24. “Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleek-headed-men, and such as sleep o’nights; Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; he thinks too much; such men are dangerous.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

25. “The Celts were fearless warriors because they wish to inculcate this as one of their leading tenets, that souls do not become extinct, but pass after death from one body to another…” ~ (Julius Caesar).

26. “All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

27. “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

28. “I am going to Spain to fight an army without a general, and thence to the East to fight a general without an army.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

29. “Arms and laws do not flourish together.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

30. “As a result of a general defect of nature, we are either more confident or more fearful of unusual and unknown things.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

Famous Julius Caesar Quotes

31. “The things that we want we willingly believe, and the things that we think we expect everyone else to think.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

32. “Go on, my friend, and fear nothing; you carry Caesar and his fortune in your boat.” ~ (Julius Caesar).


33. “Avoid an unusual and unfamiliar word just as you would a reef.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

34. “I have lived long enough both in years and in accomplishments.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

35. “As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men’s minds more seriously than what they see.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

36. “War gives the right to the conquerors to impose any condition they please upon the vanquished.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

Short Julius Caesar Quotes

37. “It is the custom of the immortal gods to grant temporary prosperity and a fairly long period of impunity to those whom they plan to punish for their crimes, so that they may feel it all the more keenly as a result of the change in their fortunes.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

38. “No music is so charming to my ear as the requests of my friends, and the supplications of those in want of my assistance.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

39. “In war trivial causes produce momentous events.” ~ (Julius Caesar).


40. “Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

41. “All Gaul is divided into three parts, one of which the Belgae inhabit, the Aquitani another, those who in their own language are called Celts, in ours Gauls, the third.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

42. “All Gaul is divided into three parts.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

43. “I wished my wife to be not so much as suspected. Common traditional saying: Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

44. “I believe that the members of my family must be as free from suspicion as from actual crime.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

45. “Every woman’s man, and every man’s woman.” ~ (Julius Caesar).

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