Julius Caesar Quote

I assure you I had rather be the first man here than the second man in Rome.


On passing through a village in the Alps, as attributed by Plutarch. The quote is presented as traditional, and the attribution to Caesar is presumably apocryphal, as quoted in p. 372 Handy-Book of Literary Curiosities (1892) by William Shepard Walsh

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