Quotations From TITUS LIVIUS (LIVY)


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  • There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, IV, 35.
  • Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies' resources, and minimized their own.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXVII, 44.

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  • Passions are generally roused from great conflict.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, III, 40.
  • Many things complicated by nature are restored by reason.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXV, 11.

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  • Those ills are easiest to bear with which we are most familiar.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXIII, 3.
  • No one wants to be excelled by his relatives.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, VI, 34.
  • Before anything else [Numa] decided that he must instill in his subjects the fear of the gods, this being the most effective measure with an ignorant, and at that time uncultured, people.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, I, 19.

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  • Such is the nature of crowds: either they are humble and servile or arrogant and dominating. They are incapable of making moderate use of freedom, which is the middle course, or of keeping it.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXIV, 25.

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  • Men are slower to recognise blessings than misfortunes.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 21.
  • In valor you are their equals; in necessity, the last and strongest weapon, their superiors.
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, IV, 28.
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