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Sallust Quotes

Roman Historian

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.

Category: Ambition

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.

Category: Change

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

Category: Counsel

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

Category: Friends And Friendship

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

Category: Hatred

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

Category: Mind

Necessity makes even the timid brave.

Category: Necessity

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

Category: Sincerity

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

Category: Unity

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

Category: Virtue