Quotations From GAIUS SALLUSTIUS CRISPUS


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  • Every bad precedent originated as a justifiable measure.
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/45 B.C.), Roman historian. Catiline, 27.
  • There were few who preferred honor to money.
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, XVI.

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  • Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, II.
  • Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, VI.
  • Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, X....
  • In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue, right conduct from habitual has become natural.
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, LXXXV.

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  • When the prizes fall to the lot of the wicked, you will not find many who
    are virtuous for virtue's sake.
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/45 B.C.), Roman historian. Histories, I....
  • Few men desire liberty; the majority are satisfied with a just master.
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/45 B.C.), Roman historian. Histories, IV.
  • No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/45 B.C.), Roman historian. Catiline, 11.
  • 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.
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, II.

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