Gaius Sallustius Crispus


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  • ''Instead of this we have luxury and avarice; public indigence side by side with private opulence; we glorify wealth and pursue idleness; between the worthy and the unworthy we make no distinction; all the prizes of virtue are awarded to ambition.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, LII.
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  • ''Most honorable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not go beyond words, they are not to be despised.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, III.
  • ''It was his aim to be, rather than to appear, good.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, LIV.
  • ''Greedy of praise, lavish of money.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, VII.
  • ''The fame which is based on wealth or beauty is a frail and fleeting thing; but virtue shines for ages with undiminished lustre.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, I....
  • ''All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, LI.
  • ''He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, who sets himself some serious work to do, and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, II.
  • ''Before you act, consider; when you have considered, 'tis fully time to act.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, I....
  • ''Kings are more prone to mistrust the good than the bad; and they are always afraid of the virtues of others.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, VII.
  • ''In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, LVIII.

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