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Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness. ---->>>

The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom. ---->>>

There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards. ---->>>

A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself. ---->>>

Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies' resources, and minimized their own. ---->>>

It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors. ---->>>

This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions. ---->>>

All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident. ---->>>

In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest. ---->>>

Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes. ---->>>

No law can possibly meet the convenience of every one: we must be satisfied if it be beneficial on the whole and to the majority. ---->>>

Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others. ---->>>

We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them. ---->>>

Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them. ---->>>

It is better that a guilty man should not be brought to trial than that he should be acquitted. ---->>>

Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment. ---->>>

The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze. ---->>>

It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task. ---->>>

Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war. ---->>>

The troubles which have come upon us always seem more serious than those which are only threatening. ---->>>

Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond. ---->>>

From abundance springs satiety. ---->>>

There is always more spirit in attack than in defence. ---->>>

There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty. ---->>>

They are more than men at the outset of their battles; at the end they are less than the women.

They are more than men at the outset of their battles; at the end they are less than the women.

Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.

Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points. ---->>>

Temerity is not always successful. ---->>>

There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a false creed. ---->>>

Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand the violence of her onslaughts. ---->>>

He will have true glory who despises it. ---->>>

No crime can ever be defended on rational grounds. ---->>>

Resistance to criminal rashness comes better late than never. ---->>>

The result showed that fortune helps the brave. ---->>>

The sun has not yet set for all time. ---->>>

There are laws for peace as well as war. ---->>>

Truth, they say, is but too often in difficulties, but is never finally suppressed. ---->>>

Woe to the conquered. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Livy
Nationality: Roman
Born: 59 BC
Birthplace:
Die: 17
Occupation: Historian
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Titus Livius (Classical Latin: [ˈtɪ.tʊs ˈliː.wi.ʊs]; 64 or 59 BC – AD 17)—known as Livy in English—was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people – Ab Urbe Condita Libri (Books from the Foundation of the City) – covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome before the traditional foundation in 753 BC through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own time (wikipedia)