People readily believe what they want to believe.
No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.
I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.
Experience is the teacher of all things.
War gives the right to the conquerors to impose any condition they please upon the vanquished.
In war, important events result from trivial causes.
In war trivial causes produce momentous events.
The difference between a republic and an empire is the loyalty of one’s army.
Men freely believe that which they desire.
Men willingly believe what they wish.
It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.
In extreme danger fear feels no pity.