Latin: it translates to I came, I saw, I conquered.
The boast was spoken by Julius Caesar after defeating Pharnaces II at the end of the Roman civil war, which left Caesar in full control of the nation.

interesting note for all those who haven't spotted this little jewel yet. whether you're a smoker or not, find a pack of marlboros. it doesn't matter which variety. now, locate the phillip morris emblem located roughly in the center of the pack. at this point, you'll immediately see two lions and a crown atop an oval which reads "PM, inc." now, below this, in the banner, it reads "veni vidi vici". whether it means, "i came, i saw, i conquered" or "we came, we saw, we conquered", it's still pretty weird, isn't it?!

now, i'm sure there's a perfectly good story that explains this, and i'm sure it's available on their web page, but i'd still like to think that good ol' phillip morris, inc. really does have the balls to put something like that on their highly expensive, highly addictive product.

"Veni, vidi, vici" means "I came, I saw, I conquered" in the singular and not in the plural.

"We came, we saw, we conquered" would be "Venimus, vidimus, vicimus" which is very different from the original saying.

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