Quotation Explorer - 'Sallust'

For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief. - Sallust
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means. - Sallust
To someone seeking power, the poorest man is the most useful. - Sallust
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession. - Sallust
Few men desire liberty: The majority are satisfied with a just master. - Sallust
The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals. - Sallust
No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests. - Sallust
Every man is the architect of his own fortune. - Sallust
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
The higher your station, the less your liberty. - Sallust
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue. - Sallust
To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship. - 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
Necessity makes even the timid brave. - Sallust
Only a few prefer liberty- the majority seek nothing more than fair masters. - Sallust
Before you act consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act. - Sallust
Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord. - Sallust
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