Titus Livius

[Livy] (59 BC – AD 17 / Padua)

Titus Livius Quotes

  • ''There are laws for peace as well as war.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, V, 27.
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  • ''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.
  • ''There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a false creed.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIV, 16.
  • ''Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 30.
  • ''He is truly a man who will not permit himself to be unduly elated when fortune's breeze is favorable, or cast down when it is adverse.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XLV, 8.
  • ''It is when fortune is the most propitious that she is least to be trusted.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 30.
  • ''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.
  • ''He will have true glory who despises it.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXII, 39.
  • ''Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, V, 4.
  • ''Passions are generally roused from great conflict.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, III, 40.

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