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Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own
by Titus Livius

Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own
shoulders to those of others.
- Titus Livius

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livius

Haste is blind and improvident.
- Titus Livius (Livy)

The old Romans all wished to have a king over them
because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
- Titus Livius

 

Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature,
are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond.
- Titus Livius

There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises
hold out the promise of great rewards.
- Titus Livius

Resistance to criminal rashness comes better late than never.
- Titus Livius

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In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest.
- Titus Livius

A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset,
will generally, in the end, betray itself.
- Titus Livius

It is better that a guilty man should not be brought
to trial than that he should be acquitted.
- Titus Livius

There are laws for peace as well as war.
- Titus Livius

Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.
- Titus Livius

Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand
the violence of her onslaughts.
- Titus Livius

He will have true glory who despises it.
- Titus Livius

No crime can ever be defended on rational grounds.
- Titus Livius

We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them.
- Titus Livius

The troubles which have come upon us always seem more
serious than those which are only threatening.
- Titus Livius

Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it
is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
- Titus Livius

There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty.
- Titus Livius

Under the influence of fear, which always leads men
to take a pessimistic view of things,
they magnified their enemies' resources,
and minimized their own.
- Titus Livius

From abundance springs satiety.
- Titus Livius

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
- Titus Livius

Woe to the conquered.
- Titus Livius

The result showed that fortune helps the brave.
- Titus Livius

It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune;
to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.
- Titus Livius

This above all makes history useful and desirable;
it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.
- Titus Livius

Temerity is not always successful.
- Titus Livius

Luck is of little moment to the great general,
for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment.
- Titus Livius

It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors.
- Titus Livius

Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war.
- Titus Livius

There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a false creed.
- Titus Livius

No law can possibly meet the convenience of every one:
we must be satisfied if it be beneficial on the whole and to the majority.
- Titus Livius

The sun has not yet set for all time.
- Titus Livius

They are more than men at the outset of their battles;
at the end they are less than the women.
- Titus Livius

Truth, they say, is but too often in difficulties,
but is never finally suppressed.
- Titus Livius

There is always more spirit in attack than in defence.
- Titus Livius

All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry;
haste is blind and improvident.
- Titus Livius

Many difficulties which nature throws in our way,
may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.
- Titus Livius

The populace is like the sea motionless in itself,
but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.
- Titus Livius

Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them.
- Titus Livius

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
- Henry David Thoreau

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau


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