Farewell, good Strato. — Caesar now be still: I kill'd not thee with half so good a will.
William Shakespeare, depicting the death of Brutus in Julius Caesar
The Xanthians, suspecting my kindness, have made their country the grave of their despair; the Patareans, trusting themselves to me, enjoy in all points their former liberty; it is in your power to choose the judgment of the Patareans or the fortune of the Xanthians.Marcus Junius Brutus
Your councils be long, your doings be slow, consider the end.Marcus Junius Brutus