Sallust

Gaius Sallustius Crispus, generally known simply as Sallust, (86-34 BC), a Roman historian, belonged to a well-known plebeian family, and was born at Amiternum in the country of the Sabines

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A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.Rate it:
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.Rate it:
Ambition drove many men to become false to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Before you act consider when you have considered, tis fully time to act.Rate it:
Before you act consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.Rate it:
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.Rate it:
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.Rate it:
Few men desire liberty The majority are satisfied with a just master.Rate it:
Few men desire liberty: The majority are satisfied with a just master.Rate it:
For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief.Rate it:
He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.Rate it:
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.Rate it:
Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.Rate it:
The glory that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.Rate it:
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.Rate it:
The higher your station, the less your liberty.Rate it:
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.Rate it:
The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals.Rate it:
They envy the distinction I have won let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.Rate it:
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.Rate it:
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.Rate it:
To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship.Rate it:
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.Rate it:
To someone seeking power, the poorest man is the most useful.Rate it:
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.Rate it:

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