Gaius Sallustius Crispus


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  • ''Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, VI.
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  • ''Neither the army nor the treasury, but friends, are the true supports of the throne; for friends cannot be collected by force of arms, nor purchased with money; they are the offspring of kindness and sincerity.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, X....
  • ''It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, XLII.
  • ''Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, LXXXV.
  • ''It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, LIII.
  • ''Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, II.
  • ''With Punic faith.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, CVIII.
  • ''It is always easy enough to take up arms, but very difficult to lay them down; the commencement and the termination of war are not necessarily in the same hands; even a coward may begin, but the end comes only when the victors are willing.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, LXXXIII.
  • ''He is reported to have said that the city was for sale, and would come to an untimely end if a purchaser could be found.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, XXXV.
  • ''In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be overcome by force of arms than by bribery.''
    Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Jugurtha, CX.

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