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  • 41.
    From abundance springs satiety.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, III, 1.
  • 42.
    No law can possibly meet the convenience of every one: we must be satisfied if it be beneficial on the whole and to the majority.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIV, 3.
  • 43.
    It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 30.
  • 44.
    You know how to vanquish, Hannibal, but you do not know how to profit from victory.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXII, 51.
  • 45.
    Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, VIII, 31.

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  • 46.
    Men are only too clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXVIII, 25.
  • 47.
    Good fortune and a good disposition are rarely given to the same man.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 42.
  • 48.
    Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 30.

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  • 49.
    This above all makes history useful and desirable: it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, Praefatio, 10.

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  • 50.
    The troubles which have come upon us always seem more serious than those which are only threatening.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, III, 39.
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