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Sallust Quotes and Sayings

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It is better to use fair means and fail,
than foul and conquer.
- Sallust

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

Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad;
and they are always afraid of the virtues of others.
- Sallust

The higher your station, the less your liberty.
- Sallust

 

Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants,
and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.
- Sallust

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

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

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In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be
overcome by force of arms than by bribery.
- Sallust

No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers;
many take them more seriously than is right.
- Sallust

Before you act, consider; when you have considered,
tis fully time to act.
- Sallust

Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay.
- Sallust

He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life,
who sets himself some serious work to do,
and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.
- Sallust

Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
- Sallust

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
- Sallust

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only
friends won by good deeds,
merit, and honesty.
- Sallust

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

Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows,
grows old.
- Sallust

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

Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
- Sallust

Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
- Sallust

In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk;
bravery is a rampart of defense.
- Sallust

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the
obligations of gratitude.
- Sallust

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

They envy the distinction I have won;
let them therefore,
envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
- Sallust

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

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

In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue,
right conduct from habitual has become natural.
- Sallust

The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes.
- Sallust

In my opinion, he only may be truly said to live and
enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit,
and acquires a name by some illustrious action,
or useful art.
- Sallust

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point
should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike,
friendship, anger or pity.
- Sallust

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

Necessity makes even the timid brave.
- Sallust

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

Most honorable are services rendered to the State;
even if they do not go beyond words,
they are not to be despised.
- Sallust

No mortal man has ever served at the same time his
passions and his best interests.
- Sallust

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

Just to stir things up seemed a great reward in itself.
- Sallust

A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
- Sallust

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

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Build a better mousetrap
and the world will beat a path to your door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins


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