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In which direction was Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon?
From north to south. Julius Caesar's crossing the Rubicon (on his road from Gallia to Rome) was an event in 49 BC that precipitated the Roman Civil War, which ultimately led to Caesar's becoming dictator for life and the rise of the imperial era of Rome.
Whose quote is that: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."?
Robert Oppenheimer was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project. After the first test of the atomic bomb, Oppenheimer remarked that it brought to mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
When did Julius Caesar use the words "Veni, vidi, vici"?
After a quick victory over the King of Pontus. In 47 p.n.e. King of Pontus Pharnaces II challenged Rome. Caesar led the flashy five-day campaign ended with a decisive victory at Zela. In a letter to the Senate, he summed it up "I came; I saw; I conquered".
Whose words are "My kingdom for a horse"?
Richard III. This famous phrase originally occurred in Act-V, Scene-IV of William Shakespeare’s play, Richard III. Here, King Richard III yells out loudly this famous phrase, “A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!” In the middle of a battle, his horse is killed, while the king wanders to find it in the battlefield for hours, killing everything coming his way with fatalistic rage.
"Call me Ishmael" is the beginning of which novel?
Moby Dick. "Call me Ishmael," perhaps the most famous opening line in literary history. Moby-Dick is a novel by American writer Hermann Melville from 1851. W. Faulkner confessed that he regrets that he did not write this book himself, and DH Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world" and "the biggest book of the sea ever written.
“Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you're going to get.” Which movie is this quotation from?
Forrest Gump. “Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you're going to get.” comes from the movie; " Forrest Gump" The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright,
Who said; "I know that I know nothing " ?
Socrates. The phrase "I know that I know nothing","The only thing I know, is that I know nothing" or "I know one thing; that I know nothing", sometimes called the Socratic paradox, is a well-known saying that is derived from Plato's account of the Greek philosopher Socrates.
Who said “I think therefore I am”?
René Descartes (Descartes). French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes (1596-1650), known as the Father of Modern Philosophy, declared "I think therefore I am." In addition, much of his philosophical thinking lead him to speculate about the connection between the mind and the body, which is what this quote focuses upon.
What famous novel begins; “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”?
1984. This quote is the famous opening line of George Orwell's "1984". The novel is set in the year 1984 when most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda. The book also shows mass media as a catalyst for the intensification of destructive emotions and violence.