Pompey Quotes

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William Shakespeare
“I'll be supposed upon a book, his face is the worst thing about him.”
William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

“... man by nature is not a wild or unsocial creature, neither was he born so, but makes himself what he naturally is not, by vicious habit; and that again on the other side, he is civilized and grows gentle by a change of place, occupation, and manner of life, as beasts themselves that are wild by nature, become tame and tractable by housing and gentler usage...”
Plutarch, Plutarch's Lives: Volume II

William Shakespeare
“You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things!
O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome,
Knew you not Pompey?”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

“That which is chiefly the office of a general, to force the enemy into fighting when he finds himself the stronger, and to avoid being driven into it himself when he is the weaker...”
Plutarch, Plutarch's Lives: Volume II

Mary Beard
“It was then that he gained the nickname adulescentulus carnifex: 'kid butcher' rather than enfant terrible.”
Mary Beard, SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

“The Warden of Land and Sea", murmured Cicero, "I suppose we should be grateful he's left us the air”
Robert Harris

Robert   Harris
“Caesar is a different category of man altogether. Pompey merely wants to rule the world. Caesar longs to smash it to pieces and remake it in his own image.”
Robert Harris, Conspirata