Ancient Rome Quotes by George Lucas, Edward Thomson, Wilfred Owen, Julius Caesar, Edward Gibbon, Henry Cavill and many others.
Ancient Rome was a violent place.
We stand todaybefore the awful proposition: either the triumph of imperialism and the destruction of all culture, and, as in ancient Rome, depopulation, desolation, degeneration, a vast cemetery; or, the victory of socialism.
I would be literally patrician in the sense that the senators in ancient Rome were called conscript fathers, paters, from which comes the word patrician. So if you come from a senatorial family, you are literally patrician in that sense, but that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t be Billy Carter, you know, of recent memory.
If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish.
Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today.