Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE)
“Today the enemy would have won the war if only they had a commander who knew how to conquer.”
- This comment was stated by Caesar in reference to his siege of Pompey the Great at Dyrrhachium, in ancient Greece (modern Albania). Pompey could have broken through Caesar’s siege walls, but failed to press his advantage. Nevertheless, Caesar eventually abandoned the siege to regroup and resupply. The comment was recorded by Plutarch and Suetonius, each in their books similarly called Caesar.