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Top 80 Sallust Quotes (2024 Update)

Sallust Quote: “Each man the architect of his own fate.”
Sallust Quote: “Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light.”
Sallust Quote: “Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.”
Sallust Quote: “Necessity makes even the timid brave.”
Sallust Quote: “Harmony makes small things grow; lack of it makes great things decay.”
Sallust Quote: “The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.”
Sallust Quote: “Only a few prefer liberty- the majority seek nothing more than fair masters.”
Sallust Quote: “A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.”
Sallust Quote: “It is always easy to begin a war, but very difficult to stop one.”
Sallust Quote: “It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.”
Sallust Quote: “Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.”
Sallust Quote: “Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.”
Sallust Quote: “Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.”
Sallust Quote: “But few prize honour more than money.”
Sallust Quote: “The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.”
Sallust Quote: “If the transmigration of a soul takes place into a rational being, it simply becomes the soul of that body. But if the soul migrates into a brute beast, it follows the body outside, as a guardian spirit follows a man. For there could never be a rational soul in an irrational being.”
Sallust Quote: “They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.”
Sallust Quote: “Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.”
Sallust Quote: “In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery.”
Sallust Quote: “Greedy for the property of others, extravagant with his own.”
Sallust Quote: “By union the smallest states thrive. By discord the greatest are destroyed.”
Sallust Quote: “To like and dislike the same things that is indeed true friendship.”
Sallust Quote: “In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.”
Sallust Quote: “Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.”
Sallust Quote: “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.”
Sallust Quote: “Deliberate before you begin; but, having carefully done so, execute with vigour.”
Sallust Quote: “The Gods being good and making all things, there is no positive evil, it only comes by absence of good; just as darkness itself does not exist, but only comes about by absence of light.”
Sallust Quote: “To someone seeking power, the poorest man is the most useful.”
Sallust Quote: “Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.”
Sallust Quote: “Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.”
Sallust Quote: “Small endeavours obtain strength by unity of action: the most powerful are broken down by discord.”
Sallust Quote: “Everything destroyed is either resolved into the elements from which it came, or else vanishes into not-being. If things are resolved into the elements from which they came, then there will be others: else how did they come into being at all?”
Sallust Quote: “Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.”
Sallust Quote: “Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.”
Sallust Quote: “Poor Britons, there is some good in them after all – they produced an oyster.”
Sallust Quote: “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.”
Sallust Quote: “Prosperity tries the souls even of the wise.”
Sallust Quote: “To hope for safety in flight, when you have turned away from the enemy the arms by which the body is defended, is indeed madness. In battle those who are most afraid are always in most danger; but courage is equivalent to rampart.”
Sallust Quote: “For harmony makes small states great, while discord undermines the mightiest empires.”
Sallust Quote: “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.”
Sallust Quote: “Get good counsel before you begin; and when you have decided, act promptly.”
Sallust Quote: “Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others.”
Sallust Quote: “All persons who are enthusiastic that they should transcend the other animals ought to strive with the utmost effort not to pass through a life of silence, like cattle, which nature has fashioned to be prone and obedient to their stomachs.”
Sallust Quote: “A small state increases by concord; the greatest falls gradually to ruin by dissension.”
Sallust Quote: “All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.”
Sallust Quote: “Before you act consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.”
Sallust Quote: “Among intellectual pursuits, one of the most useful is the recording of past events.”
Sallust Quote: “Fortune rules in all things, and advances and depresses things more out of her own will than right and justice.”
Sallust Quote: “No grief reaches the dead.”
Sallust Quote: “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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