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Sallust (86 BC- 34 BC) quotes


  • A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
  • Before you act, consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.
  • Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible.
  • Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
  • He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
  • In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.
  • We employ the mind to rule, the body to serve.