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.
Ambition drove many men to become false to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
Before you act consider when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
Before you act consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Few men desire liberty The majority are satisfied with a just master.
Few men desire liberty: The majority are satisfied with a just master.
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.
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.
Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
The higher your station, the less your liberty.
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals.
They envy the distinction I have won let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship.
To someone seeking power, the poorest man is the most useful.

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