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Quotations From TITUS LIVIUS (LIVY)

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  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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.
  • 34.
    Woe to the conquered.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, V, 48.
  • 35.
    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.
  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    He will have true glory who despises it.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXII, 39.
  • 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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  • 40.
    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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