Julius Caesar Quote
“As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men's minds more seriously than what they see.”
De Bello Gallico (The Gallic War), Book VII
“What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.”
Variant: "For what we wish we readily give credit to, and what we think ourselves, we hope is the opinion of other men." From: "Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and on the Civil War" (2005 edition), translated by W. A. MacDevitt, p. 263 - ISBN: 9780976072614
Quoted by Plutarch in "Parallel Lives". Also quoted in: C. Julii Cæsaris commentarii de bello Gallico, with notes by H. Young (1854 edition). According to Plutarch, Caesar spoke these works while crossing the Rubicon River.
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Bio: Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general and statesman and a distinguished writer of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.