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
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.
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