Quotes by Sallust

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

Sallust

 

Deliberate before you begin; but, having carefully done so, execute with vigor.

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Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.

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The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.

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A good man prefers to suffer rather than overcome injustice with evil.

Sallust

 

Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.

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Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.

Sallust

 

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

Sallust

 

Sallust or Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 BC – 34 BC), was a Roman historian, politician and the very first man from his provincial plebeian family to serve in the Roman senate. He was also a known partisan of Julius Caesar himself (and might have even commanded a legion), who always maintained his strict opposition to the old Roman aristocracy. Later on in his life, Sallust was instrumental in developing the landscaped pleasure gardens in the northwestern sector of Rome, better known as the Horti Sallustian (Gardens of Sallust).

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