Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE)
“Why should he hazard the loss of any of his men, even in a successful battle? Why should he expose soldiers to be wounded, who had deserved so well of him? Why, in short, should he tempt fortune? especially when it was as much a general’s duty to conquer by tactics as by the sword.”
- From Julius Caesar’s War Commentaries (Commentaries on the Civil War). The statue of Caesar used in the quote picture is licensed as Creative Commons 3.0, (CC 3.0).