Marcus Junius Brutus
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- The Xanthians, suspecting my kindness, have made their country the grave of their despair; the Patareans, trusting themselves to me, enjoy in all points their former liberty; it is in your power to choose the judgment of the Patareans or the fortune of the Xanthians.
- Your councils be long, your doings be slow, consider the end.
- Sic semper evello mortem tyrannis.
- Thus always I eradicate tyrants' lives. Often shortened to sic semper tyrannis: thus always to tyrants.
- Supposedly said after he assassinated Caesar, though according to Plutarch, he did not have a chance to say anything.
- Escape, yes, but this time with my hands, not the feet.
- Last words before his suicide after the Battle of Phillipi, answering his friends pleas to escape from Octavianus (who later became known as Caesar Augustus).
Quotes about Brutus
- Farewell, good Strato. — Caesar now be still: I kill'd not thee with half so good a will.