Great Throughts Treasury

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Gaius Cassius Longinus

Roman Senator. Rhetorician, Philosopher and leading instigator of the plot to kill Julius Caesar

"Love of pleasure is the disease which makes men most despicable."

"In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail."

"There are three ways whereby a man may become great: being loyal, telling the truth and not thinking idle thoughts."

"Whom did it benefit?"