Quotations From TITUS LIVIUS (LIVY)


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  • Nature has ordained that the man who is pleading his own cause before a large audience, will be more readily listened to than he who has no object in view other than the public benefit.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, III, 68.

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  • It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune; to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXIV, 22.

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  • We can endure neither our vices nor the remedies for them.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, Praefatio, 9.
  • Woe to the conquered.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, V, 48.
  • We do not learn this only from the event, which is the master of fools.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXII, 39.
  • The sun has not yet set for all time.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIX, 26.

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  • Better and safer is an assured peace than a victory hoped for. The one is in your own power, the other is in the hands of the gods.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 30.

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  • He will have true glory who despises it.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXII, 39.
  • There is an old saying which, from its truth, has become proverbial, that friendships should be immortal, enmities mortal.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XL, 46.

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  • In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXV, 38.
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