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Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great) (29 September 106 BC – 29 September 48 BC) was a Roman general and politician.


  • Stop quoting laws, we carry weapons!
    • To the defenders of a besieged city who were crying outrage
    • Source: Plutarch
  • More people worship the rising than the setting sun
    • Spoken by a young Pompey to the Dictator Sulla to get Sulla to award him a triumph
    • Source: [Plutarch/Life of Pompey]
  • To navigate is necessary, to live is not.
    • To sailors who were defending Rome from a sea invasion.
    • Source: Plutarch

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