Quotations From TITUS LIVIUS (LIVY)

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  • 21.
    Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXII, 25.
  • 22.
    He is truly a man who will not permit himself to be unduly elated when fortune's breeze is favorable, or cast down when it is adverse.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XLV, 8.
  • 23.
    It is when fortune is the most propitious that she is least to be trusted.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 30.
  • 24.
    There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a false creed.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIV, 16.
  • 25.
    Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, IV, 57.

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  • 26.
    There are laws for peace as well as war.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, V, 27.

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  • 27.
    The state is suffering from two opposite vices, avarice and luxury; two plagues which, in the past, have been the ruin of every great empire.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIV, 4.
  • 28.
    Law is a thing which is insensible, and inexorable, more beneficial and more profitious to the weak than to the strong; it admits of no mitigation nor pardon, once you have overstepped its limits.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, II, 3.
  • 29.
    I approach these questions unwillingly, as it wounds, but no cure can be effected without touching upon and handling them.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXVIII, 27.
  • 30.
    There is always more spirit in attack than in defense.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXVIII, 44.
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