Titus Livius

[Livy] (59 BC – AD 17 / Padua)

Titus Livius Quotes

  • ''A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XLIV, 15.
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  • ''There is an old saying which, from its truth, has become proverbial, that friendships should be immortal, enmities mortal.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XL, 46.
  • ''He was always before men's eyes; a course of action which, by increasing our familiarity with great men, diminishes our respect for them.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXV, 10.
  • ''We feel public misfortunes just so far as they affect our private circumstances, and nothing of this nature appeals more directly to us than the loss of money.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXX, 44.
  • ''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.
  • ''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.
  • ''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.
  • ''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.
  • ''Fame opportunely despised often comes back redoubled.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, II, 47.
  • ''No one wants to be excelled by his relatives.''
    Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, VI, 34.

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