Sallustius Crispus

86 - 34 BC

A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust

Few men desire liberty: The majority are satisfied with a just master.

Sallustius Crispus (86 - 34 BC)

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A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust on action and art

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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.

Sallustius Crispus (86 - 34 BC)

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A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust on good

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He (Cato) prefered to be good rather than seem good. -Esse quam videri bonus malebat

Sallustius Crispus (86 - 34 BC)

Source: Bellum Catilinae, LIV.6

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A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust on beginning, blessings, fortune, and health

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.

Sallustius Crispus (86 - 34 BC)

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A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust on fate and songs

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But the case has proved that to be true which Appius says in his songs, that each man is the maker of his own fate.

Sallustius Crispus (86 - 34 BC)

Source: Ad Cæsarem

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A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust on friendship

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

Sallustius Crispus (86 - 34 BC)

Source: Bellum Catilinae, 43 BC

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A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust on ambition, cheating, good, interest, men, nature, and truth

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.

Sallustius Crispus (86 - 34 BC)

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