Sallust Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sallust quotes, sallust sayings, and sallust proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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.      

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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.     

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It is sweet to serve one's country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words.     

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

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It is sweet to serve one's country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words.     

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To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship.     

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

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

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

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

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

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The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.     

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

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

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

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Sovereignty is easily preserved by the very arts by which it was originally created. When, however, energy has given place to indifference, and temperance and justice to passion and arrogance, then as the morals change so changes fortune.     

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Small endeavours obtain strength by unity of action: the most powerful are broken down by discord.     

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

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

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