Facts about Sallust

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Sallust was a famous Historian from Rome, who lived between 86 BC and 34 BC.

Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Sallust.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Virgil, Ovid, Horace, Titus Livius, Sextus Propertius, Cleopatra, Tiberius, Augustus

Famous quotes by Sallust (34)


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"Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate"
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"In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue, right conduct from habitual has become natural"
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"In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense"
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"He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing"
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"Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits"
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"By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed"
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"Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act"
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"All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity"
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"Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself"
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"Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master"
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"Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old"
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"Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue"
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"Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only friends won by good deeds, merit, and honesty"
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"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"
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"In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery"
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"Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure"
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"Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others"
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"It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer"
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"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"
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"We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve"
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"Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord"
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"Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond words, they are not to be despised"
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"Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible"
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"A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means"
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"Necessity makes even the timid brave"
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"All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity"
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"Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought"
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"No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests"
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"No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right"
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"Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay"
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"Every man is the architect of his own fortune"


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