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Aut Cæsar aut nullus [Latin, Either Cæsar or no one]

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everything or nothing; all or not at all. Cæsar used to say, “he would sooner be first in a village than second at Rome.” Milton makes Satan say,

Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.”


Milton: Par. Lost. i. 263.

(See Six.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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