Quotes by Sallust

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

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

To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.
We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.
All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.
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.
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.
The glory that goes with wealth and beauty 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.

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