Sallust - Quotes

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Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.

Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.

In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.

In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.

The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal. ---->>>

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. ---->>>

As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.

As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.

He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.

He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty. ---->>>

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude. ---->>>

They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it. ---->>>

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought. ---->>>

Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act. ---->>>

Necessity makes even the timid brave. ---->>>

Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue. ---->>>

Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. ---->>>

The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes. ---->>>

No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests. ---->>>

Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord. ---->>>

It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer. ---->>>

In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery. ---->>>

It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave. ---->>>

All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right. ---->>>

Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits. ---->>>

Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others. ---->>>

Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old. ---->>>

Every man is the architect of his own fortune. ---->>>

Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond words, they are not to be despised. ---->>>

To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship. ---->>>

Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure. ---->>>

Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible. ---->>>

By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed. ---->>>

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal. ---->>>

In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue, right conduct from habitual has become natural. ---->>>

Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself. ---->>>

We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve. ---->>>

He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who sets himself some serious work to do, and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed. ---->>>

In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit, and acquires a name by some illustrious action, or useful art. ---->>>

The higher your station, the less your liberty. ---->>>

Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
Born: 86 BC
Birthplace:
Die: 34 BC
Occupation: Historian
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Gaius Sallustius Crispus, usually anglicised as Sallust (; 86 – c. 35 BC), was a Roman historian, politician, and novus homo from an Italian plebeian family. Sallust was born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines and was a popularis, an opponent of the old Roman aristocracy, throughout his career, and later a partisan of Julius Caesar (wikipedia)